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Foster care makes critical difference for local teens

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Placements become more difficult as kids get older

By Ramsey Scott

For the hundreds of area teens whose family situations make it impossible for them to live at home, a foster home can make all the difference in succeeding in school, social situations — and life.

Of the 1,000 youths in need of foster placement in Jefferson, Arapahoe and Douglas counties, 400 of them are age 13 and above. And the difficulty in finding foster homes for these teens is one of the big reasons their futures are in peril.


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