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Issue #21
The Long Shadow of Foster Care

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When children come home from foster care, parents hope they can leave the trauma of separation behind them. But for many families, separation casts a shadow for years to come.

In this issue, parents describe the impact of removal long after reunification, and they ask: Is the child welfare system really doing its best to protect kids when removal itself is so traumatic?

‘What Did I Do That They Took Me From You?’
My son’s time in care left him feeling like there was something wrong with him.

‘A Child’s Whole Sense of Security Is Shaken’
What families need when children come home from foster care.

Too Scared to Learn
My daughter had to deal with her foster care fears before she could focus in school.

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