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What is happening to family home foster care in Washington?

I think there is a lot of opportunity to be had in a financial crisis!  There’s a mandate to change that comes from having absolutely no good choices – that “necessity is the Mother of invention” thing.  And, heaven help us, there’s plenty of reason to make changes in the foster care system.  That is the point of this blog.  BUT…is it a good idea to transfer all child welfare services into the hands of private contractors?  That is what is being proposed in the State of Washington. 

http://www.leg.wa.gov/pub/BillInfo/2009-10/Pdf/Bill%20Reports/Senate/5943%20SBA%20HSC%2009.pdf

 http://www.leg.wa.gov/pub/BillInfo/2009-10/Pdf/Bill%20Reports/House/2106%20HBA%20ELCS%2009.pdf

I have to say that I don’t think it is.   Continue reading

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