LOUISVILLE, Ky., (WDRB) by Jason Riley– As longtime foster parents, Louisville residents Debbie and Roger Lance know better than most the intricacies of navigating Kentucky’s foster care program.
And they can quickly rattle off the problems they believe the state needs to work on:
* The caseload is crushing for the number of social workers in Kentucky, overwhelming the system Read More...
The System Is Overloaded
“If the system’s not broken, it’s at least fractured or sprained,” said Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, a private organization that promotes child well-being. “We know that more kids face crisis in 2015 than we could ever imagine.”
But, there are those who care...
For Debbie and Roger Lance, while they have been frustrated by the system and are hoping for major reform, the end result is worth the struggle.
“It’s very rewarding, to see the children come into your home, and most of them are broken … and then to watch them blossom and grow and feel safe and secure - there is nothing that can describe that feeling,” Debbie Lance said. Read More...
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