Wisconsin faces a storage in foster parents

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The number of children who need homes continues to rise. The Coalition for Children, Youth, and Families hopes that more foster parents answer the call for more than 6,000 children currently in the foster care system.

From WUWM:

The number of children in Wisconsin needing foster care has surged over the last two years.

Today, there are about 6,000 Wisconsin kids in foster care, and the state removes between 350 and 400 additional children from their homes every month.

This increase has led to a shortage of foster homes, so the Coalition for Children, Youth, and Families is trying to recruit more than a thousand new foster families.

Why is the number of children in need of foster care increasing so quickly?

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