Karen Bass: When We Put Kids In Foster Care ‘we Become The Parents’


Karen Bass: When we put kids in foster care ‘we become the parents’

Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., on Wednesday said government essentially becomes “the parents” when it puts children in foster care, and then “washes our hands of them” once they turn 18.”Any time a foster youth falls through the cracks, then the government is really responsible because when we remove children from their parents, we — meaning the government — then we become the parents, we are responsible for them,” Bass said on the House floor. “So we’re working on legislation to improve that.”
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Bass had three current and former foster care youth with her for Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day.
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