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Migrant Children Put Foster Care Rules in Spotlight

The influx of children into the state from Central America has many Texans wondering how they can help. Foster care is one option, but advocates say potential foster parents should first understand the differences between the state and federal systems.

by Joy Diaz, Texas Standard
On June 24, 2014, volunteers gather at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, where the Rio Grande Valley Catholic Charities have a makeshift shelter to help handle the surge of immigrants who have crossed into the U.S. in recent weeks.

The influx of children into the state from Central America has many Texans wondering how they can help. Foster care is one option, but advocates say potential foster parents should first understand the differences between the state and federal systems. Read the full story at KUT News.

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