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Sunday, June 02, 2019

Putting families first in our foster care system

Although our congressional districts are only 90 miles apart, people might assume that a Democrat from Chicago’s West Side and a Republican from South Bend, Ind., would be worlds apart. But when it comes to our most vulnerable children, we have discovered that different paths have led us to the same conclusion.

Children do best when they can stay safely in their own families. When parents can’t provide a loving home, grandparents and other family members are the next best thing. And those family members — especially grandparents who are opting into a second shift of child rearing — are heroes and heroines who deserve our respect and support.

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