➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Needed: A New Vision of Foster Care (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – December 21, 2016
The number of children in foster care has increased for the third straight year. Foster parent shortages have been reported in at least 24 states, with children staying in offices and hotels. The move by some states to close residential programs will only exacerbate these shortages. At the same time, many current foster homes are failing to provide the nurturing and attention that their wards so desperately need.