The number of North Carolina children in foster care has increased more than 25 percent in the past five years, leading officials to call it a "state of crisis." In 2015, the State Employees Credit Union and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services State Employees Credit Union partnered to display these photos of children in foster care in North Carolina in hopes of finding permanent homes for some of the children.
The number of North Carolina children in foster care has increased more than 25 percent in the past five years, leading officials to call it a "state of crisis." In 2015, the State Employees Credit Union and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services State Employees Credit Union partnered to display these photos of children in foster care in North Carolina in hopes of finding permanent homes for some of the children. Photos courtesey of NC Heart Gallery
The number of North Carolina children in foster care has increased more than 25 percent in the past five years, leading officials to call it a "state of crisis." In 2015, the State Employees Credit Union and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services State Employees Credit Union partnered to display these photos of children in foster care in North Carolina in hopes of finding permanent homes for some of the children. Photos courtesey of NC Heart Gallery

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January 10, 2017 5:18 PM

A ‘crisis’ for NC as number of children in foster care rises

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