Foster Care and Adoption: A Complicated Path

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05/18/2007 - Foster care is supposed to put kids on the road to a permanent home. But even for foster parents who want to adopt, the system is often an unfriendly place. Many obstacles stand in the road from foster care to adoption.

NPR's Talk of the Nation discusses "Foster Care and Adoption: A Complicated Path."

Guests:

Jeff Katz, senior fellow, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute; conducted the study "Listening to Parents: Overcoming the Barriers to the Adoption of Children from Foster Care"

Kathy Ledesma, adoptions manager, state of Oregon; president, National Association of Adoption Managers

Justice Maura Corrigan, Supreme Court Justice in Michigan; active in foster care adoption issues

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