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Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

Foster Care System – Iowa

Iowa 6th in nation for share of kids in foster care, By Erin Jordan, May 4, 2015, The Gazette: “Iowa is among states with the highest share of children in foster care — with six kids out of every 1,000 entering the system in fiscal 2013.  Some decry the numbers as a sign child advocates are too quick to yank children from biological families. But others say Iowa’s laws give judges more latitude to remove children from dangerous environments, such as houses in which drugs are manufactured…”