For Foster Parents, Getting Care For A Child With Special Needs Presents Extra Challenges

Sofia Rudin - The Public's Radio

Earlier this year, the U.S. state of Rhode Island’s foster care system was in the spotlight because of the death of a 9-year-old child in state care. A searing report on the death from the Child Advocate blamed the state’s Department of Children, Youth, and Families for failing to step in. It also revealed the extent to which the well-being of foster children depends on the capacity of their foster parents. This is especially true for foster kids with serious medical conditions. As part of The Public's Radio series Living In Limbo, this segment features one family working to get the care their youngest foster child needs.