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Saturday, August 26, 2017

LK Report for 8/26/17 - Don't pimp out the foster child!

Here are today's headlines.  
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Early in March, Felicia Hickson seemed to be unraveling. She complained of hearing helicopters overhead. Neighbors saw her standing in the open window of her North Philadelphia home looking up at the sky. She also had been using drugs, again.


Most foster parents will tell you that saying goodbye to a foster child is one of the hardest parts of being a foster parent. And as hard as this process is for you, it’s also an emotional and confusing one for your foster child, but there are a few things you can do to help with the transition.


For years we've been keeping an eye on Florida’s foster care system, a system where kids can too easily get lost in the paperwork.


California is moving forward with a pair of initiatives designed to increase its supply of foster parents while grappling with sweeping reforms to its foster care system.


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Three people were arrested Thursday for trying to pimp out a 16-year-old foster child in southwest Miami-Dade, authorities said.


The state of New York scattered my sister, my three brothers and me to what seemed like the four corners of the earth when my mother went to prison. Incarceration has been a family affliction — my mother followed in her mother’s footsteps, and my brother Sequan Prude followed her. Mom struggles to this day to bring us together.


When the Tobiassons believed their 6-year-old adopted son needed discipline, authorities said, they would put him in a small room in the basement, often in the pitch dark, with only a mattress and blanket.

More >> An adopted 6-year-old was locked in a basement and forced to eat carrots, police say

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