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Adoption And The Foster Care System

The number of Americans adopting internationally has dropped significantly, in part because of tighter rules set by foreign governments. And child advocates point out that there are thousands of kids in need of permanent homes here in the U.S. In D.C., the Child and Family Services Agency is revamping its support networks for families, foster parents and foster children. We look at how the foster care system fits into the adoption picture.

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