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TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014, 2:37 P.M.

Foster Mom Fights To Protect 5YO Girl

A KREM 2 on Your Side investigation revealed possible shortcomings in the Idaho foster care system that allowed a child to be placed with convicted criminals. KREM 2 on Your Side first started looking into a little girl's removal from her foster mom, which provided a much deeper look into the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. The story began with a little girl, D, who had just turned 5-years-old. She was placed with a foster mom as an infant and was in the process of being permanently adopted by that foster mom. The state of Idaho then decided to take her away from Andy Butler, the only mom she had ever known. Butler said she loved D since the state took the little girl from her biological mother at the age of 8-months-old. D's old room at Butler's home sat empty in May of 2014/Whitney Ward, KREM2. More here.

Question: Do you agree with the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare's decision in this situation?

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