David Junkin | Immediate Families For Vermont Kids

December 09, 2015    David Junkin

Another family piece by DAVID JUNKIN for Kids Vermont! This story called “Vermont Foster Parents Share Challenges and Rewards” is about kids getting placed into foster care with a moments notice. Certainly not an easy job for foster families but thank goodness they are there. “As of late September, an all-time high of some 1,375 kids were in Vermont’s foster-care system…that’s largely due to Vermont’s opiate epidemic: Children born to drug-addicted parents now account for three out of every four kids in state foster care. As a consequence, DCF is struggling to keep pace with the ever-burgeoning demand for new foster caregivers.”