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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Fixing foster care in Maryland

Fixing foster care in Maryland

Merely taking them temporarily "out of harm's way" is not enough. In fact, all too often, well-intentioned efforts to protect vulnerable children do them a different kind of harm - by separating them not just from their parents but also from their brothers and sisters; by placing them far away from their homes, where they know no one and have to change to an unfamiliar school; by subjecting them to multiple placements; and, above all, by leaving them for too long in temporary foster care, where they do not know whether they will return to their birth families and their communities.

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