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Man Seeks Answers 44 Years After Witnessing Brother's Deathnew

Charles Stecker was only 4 years old when he saw his foster mother kill his 2-year-old brother Eddie, but he remembers it like it was yesterday.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Tara Murtha  |  05-11-2011  |  Crime & Justice

Foster Youths in L.A.: A Before-and-After Storynew

L.A. is home to the largest foster-care agency in the U.S., with many of its 7,000 employees fighting valiantly to try to fix the system and the lives of children caught in it. But with John, on a brisk night on a corner frequented by former foster youths now homeless, you notice only the system's failings.
L.A. Weekly  |  Daniel Heimpel  |  09-11-2009  |  Children & Families

'Take Me Home' Takes a Clear Look at America's Foster Care Crisisnew

Jill Duerr Berrick, a faculty member at UC Berkeley's School of Social Welfare, assesses the shortcomings of child welfare and systematically sets an agenda for bettering the lives of the half-million children who live as wards of the state in Take Me Home: Protecting America's Vulnerable Children and Families.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Daniel Heimpel  |  09-29-2008  |  Nonfiction

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