Is the Foster Care System the Next Big Scandal?

Earlier this year, the Department of Veterans Affairs was caught in a horrific scandal that resulted in the resignation of its department head, Eric Shinseki.

Shinseki stepped down after it was alleged that more than 1,000 veterans over the past decade may have died from improper care and often delayed appointment times to see a doctor. The American public was outraged at the apparent maltreatment of its heroes.

Another government-run system is also in need of the American public’s attention. While the abuses may be just as broad in scope as those found in the veteran’s health care system, this system pertains to the care of innocent children who are unable to speak out for themselves.

The foster care system, whose responsibility it is to care for children who have been removed from their parents’ custody, typically due to allegations of abuse, appears to be riddled with exploitation and mishandling of funds.

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