Susanna Ray has been a journalist for two decades, covering politics, government, the military, business and aviation for major news organizations in the United States and Europe. She is currently based in Seattle.
Lousy pay, a toxic workplace and excessive workloads are driving away the people who serve vulnerable kids and their families.
Washington state lost nearly one in five foster homes between 2008 and 2015 amid complaints of discord and disarray.
Brandon Fogg, who has experience both as a foster child and foster parent, says foster care needs a celebrity champion.
When foster children spend the night in a hotel or in a foster home that agrees to keep them for only one night at a time, they typically don’t make it to school the next day.
More than a decade after the courts ordered the state to clean up its foster care program, kids are still left rootless, vulnerable.