Foster Care, Part 2: Florida and Illinois
America's foster-care system has produced heart-warming stories of finding loving homes for children whose parents at some time could not -- or would not -- care for them. Those stories, however, have been tempered by seemingly frequent stories of children abused by foster families and bounced from home to home. In the second day of our week-long look at the system charged with the oversight of 500,000 children on an average day, we focus specifically on the troubled agencies handling Florida's foster care, and those of the rapidly improving Illinois system. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks with two reporters that have looked into foster care in their states, Carol Marbin Miller of The Miami Herald and Cornelia Grumman, an editorial writer with The Chicago Tribune.
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