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...o independent living...” (http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=132011).
According to the Child Welfare League of America, the children currently in the foster care system exceed about half a million, which is roughly double the number who were in foster care in the mid-1980s.(http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=132011). These children have been exposed to an environment of extreme verbal, physical, and sexual abuse. When these kids are placed in foster care, people automatically assume the problem is solved, they are saved from their terrible homes and will go on to live a wonderful life. But evidently this is in no means the case. Frederick Douglass one stated, "It 's easier to build strong children than to repair broken men". The way to change the system is through the kids. Through loving families who care, and through the awareness of Safe Families.
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