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Foster Care Crisis

Foster Care Crisis

Social workers fleeing troubled foster care system

Tanya Copenhaver followed in her father’s and grandmother’s footsteps by becoming a social worker for Washington state’s Children’s Administration, a difficult but fulfilling calling she…

The magic and the madness of foster parenting

This essay originally appeared in The Evergrey, a new daily newsletter that helps Seattleites make the most of their city. Sign up here. I was…

Foster parents abandoning troubled system

Over the course of four years, foster parent Veronica Moody of Kirkland took in babies and children with severe challenges, including drug exposure, extreme tantrums…

4 fixes for Washington’s foster-care crisis

This story is part of a series produced by InvestigateWest for KCTS 9 and Crosscut about the crisis facing Washington’s foster care system. Start reading here.…

Washington’s foster care system in crisis: A special report

Children entrusted to state care after they are abused or neglected by their parents are bouncing between hotels and other emergency housing, and even being…