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The bipartisan plan to save foster care

Child Abuse & Neglect

The Washington Post

By Max Ehrenfreund

Congress is moving toward an overhaul of the country’s foster-care system, one that reflects a shift in how policymakers and child-welfare experts view the problem of keeping kids safe.

It isn’t yet clear what form legislation might ultimately take, and any agreement could be derailed by a dispute over the debt ceiling later this year. All the same, several lawmakers in both parties appear to be in agreement on the basic principles of a reform. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, hopes to move legislation this fall, according to a spokeswoman.

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