The Worst State for Foster Kids In America (how we value our children)

June 22, 2015 in Child Death, Foster Care, Politics and Funding, Public Policy, Resources, The States by Mike Tikkanen

image001Florida lost 500 foster care children a few years ago and caseworkers lied about their work in 2001.  Richard Wexler (Head of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform) claimed that “There is no place in the country where it is worse to be a foster child than in Florida” in 2002.

Florida is where 7  year-old foster boy Gabriel Meyers hung himself and left a note about how he hated Prozac (foster kids don’t have a say about being legally drugged as state wards).

Way too many foster kids are kept drugged into a stupor in a system that finds them troublesome.

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