The Foster Care System: What Parents Wish We Knew

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Michelle Burnette, has fostered more than 40 children over 15 years
Dale Margolin Cecka, professor, University of Richmond School Of Law

News coverage of the foster care system is often in response to stories about the children — their struggles and sometimes their triumphs. Much of the public perception of foster parents is based on stereotypes and misconceptions.

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