In Japan, Foster Parents Blaze an Unpopular Trail

In Japan, Foster Parents Blaze an Unpopular Trail

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kids-round-earth.jpgThe government is looking for more families like the Sakamotos, who have braved criticism for their decision to raise foster kids. Not easy in Japan, a country where blood ties and traditional family structures are paramount, home settings have begun to trump institutional care in officials’ views of what’s best for children who face abuse or abandonment.

And now, the government is revamping its foster-care system to increase the number of caseworkers and better promote the option for families. (Read full article in CS Monitor)

(Image courtesy of Sun Star) 

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