We Want To Make Sense of Oregon’s Foster Care System. What Are Your Questions?

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From the outside, the foster care system in Oregon can seem like an impenetrable tangle of different agencies, organizations, and services — so we want this series to help make it feel a little more manageable.

For the next few months, we’ll be working with the local org Every Child Oregon to go beyond the headlines and actually move the needle on one of the biggest challenges facing our state. And as always, we’ll start by digging into your burning questions.

Have you ever wondered how kids land in foster care? Or how long they usually stay in the system? Or what happens when they turn 18?

Send us your questions about foster care in our state, and we’ll pick a handful of Qs to dig into this summer.

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