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Number of U.S. foster kids rises; parents’ drug abuse a factor

After dropping sharply between 2005 and 2012, the number of children in the U.S. foster care system has increased for a third year in a row, according to new federal data released Thursday. A major factor: Worsening substance abuse by parents.

Legislative panel on foster care meeting today

The Idaho Legislature’s Foster Care Study Committee is meeting today in the state Capitol; you can listen live here. It follows some controversy about how foster care placements, moves and adoptions work in Idaho. Today’s agenda includes an update from the Department of Health &...