Officials Declare Foster Care ‘Crisis’ in North Carolina

Jan 12, 2017

The rate of children in foster care in North Carolina has increased 25 percent over the past five years.
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Over the past five years, the rate of North Carolinian children in foster care has increased by 25 percent. Foster care organizations say they are struggling to find enough homes in which to place the kids.

News & Observer Reporter Madison Iszler speaks with host Frank Stasio about the main factors that have led to this increase of children in foster care, including the effects of North Carolina’s opioid crisis.