How to Support Kids in Foster Care

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On any given day, there are nearly 450,000 kids in the U.S. foster care system. Some of those kids are in the system for days and weeks; others spend months or years bouncing from home to home to home.

To say these kids are facing an uphill battle would be putting it mildly. They are often removed from their homes and families with very little (or no) warning, which means the vast majority of their belongings are left behind.

They may be too young—or too traumatized—to speak about the experiences that led to their time in care, let alone process them. They may be old enough to be in full-time school but have attended so sporadically or changed schools so many times that their grades fall far below their potential.

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