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US: Barton Goldsmith: Fostering kids can change lives (Commentary)
Tribune News Service – November 01, 2017
Most kids in the system don’t get adopted. Some get taken in by relatives or return to one of their parents, but that’s the minority. Most get pushed from home to home until they “age out” and, if they have not been given proper guidance, are left to their own devices. Some lucky ones go to college, others join the military, and some even find jobs where they can support themselves. Then there are those who are not so lucky and have to turn to a life of living in the shadows to survive.