Special-needs kids need special adults to give foster care

At the end of May, Crystal Curry of Nicholasville took a week’s vacation partly because she needed alone time and partly because she needed to do some soul searching.

For three months, Curry served as a foster parent for a 13-year-old boy with autism spectrum disorder. She had quit her job as a pediatric medical assistant and fully embraced the work she was doing for Key Assets Kentucky, part of a worldwide network of agencies that find individuals and families who will care for difficult to place children who are in the state’s care.

Reality, however, tends to paint rosy pictures grayer.

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