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I have been a foster care parent and adopted through DHS. When we got our daughter at 6 we were her seventh home. She was abused in foster care and had been removed from the home in one placement. We had both the best and the worst in workers when dealing with DHS. One worker was a nightmare the other was so good at her job that if they were all like her DHS would be the model program fro the nation.
One big problem I see is that there is a huge need for homes and not enough people are willing to get involved to do this. I find myself wishing some celebrity would adopt a child in the states and make that more hip. because of the lack of good homes you get situations where people are doing foster care as a way to make a living. They end up being foster care mills places were they have 5 to 7 kids usually more than one sibling group. You also end up placing kids and hoping it works out because it is the best placement you have at the moment.
I am glad you are doing this program there is a great need for this problem to get out in the air and looked at and resolved.
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