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Commentary - Doing more for foster youth

Published 06/13/2012, Alexandria Echo Press

“I want to go to college.” “I want to get married.” “I want to have a family.” “I want to be a social worker someday.” These are some of the dreams foster youth told us they had in life. We, in social services, the judicial branch and our communities, have a responsibility to make that happen; not only for those we spoke with, but for all 8,000 youth cared for by Minnesota foster families each year.

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