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Foster Care

Kittens.

KCBS Animal Update: Foster Care For Kittens

Is it kitten season at the animal shelter? Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF SPCA says judging by the bags under her eyes that yes, it is.

04/28/2014

Marin County Needs Foster Parents Over Christmas Break

In Marin County, the department of health and human services are looking for people willing to become foster parents, especially for teens transitioning into adulthood.

12/03/2013

Brian Criswell (Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department)

Santa Cruz Court-Appointed Youth Advocate Arrested On Suspicion Of Child Sex Abuse

A Santa Cruz man who served as a court-appointed advocate for children in the foster care system in Santa Cruz County was arrested Friday on suspicion of child sex abuse, indecent exposure and possessing child pornography.

10/19/2013

Jefferson Award Winner Daniel Senta. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps East Bay Foster Youth Achieve More

Sobering statistics about foster youth dropping out of school inspired this week’s Jefferson Award winner, a former teacher turned attorney, to take action.

08/21/2013

10-year-old Rachael Rodriguez (left) and her 13-year-old sister Chrissie Rodriguez ran away from a foster home in San Jose on May 10, 2013. (San Jose Police Department)

Sisters Found After Running Away From San Jose Foster Home

Two young sisters reported missing after fleeing from a foster care home in San Jose Friday morning have been found safe, police said.

05/10/2013

Blancho Blumfield, an investigator for Sacramento County CPS, is accused abusing foster children in Vallejo. (CBS)

CPS Investigator From Vallejo Kept Job Despite Abuse Allegations

Blancho Brumfield has been responsible for investigating and reporting child abuse in Sacramento County since 2004. But according to state documents, she is accused of abusing some of our most vulnerable children herself.

04/25/2012

(AP)

KCBS In Depth: Foster Care In California

An interview with Jill Jacobs of Family Builders on the state of California’s foster care system.

10/02/2011

(AP)

Children Left Behind: Will Extended Foster Age Protect California Teens?

After decades of kicking foster children out of the system when they turn 18, California is phasing in a new law that will extend benefits until age 21.

09/29/2011

(CBS)

Children Left Behind: Many Former Foster Kids Forced Into Prostitution

Half of the homeless people in the Bay Area are former foster children, and most of the young prostitutes working in East Oakland used to be in foster care, according to experts.

09/29/2011

Children. (AP)

Children Left Behind: Finding Foster Children A Home

In Part 2 of our weeklong cover series on foster care, KCBS’ Doug Sovern takes a look at the difficult process in finding the right home for foster children.

09/27/2011

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