“They Took Us Away From Each Other”: Lost Inside America’s Shadow Foster System

“It would take years before Molly and Heaven would learn that neither of them was ever in the foster system. Instead, caseworkers had diverted them to what some scholars call ‘hidden foster care’ or ‘shadow foster care,’ in which the legal protections of the formal system disappear.”

Published: Dec 1, 2021
Length: 36 minutes (9,168 words)
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