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www.npr.org: Documentary Explores Emancipating From Foster Care System

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Documentary Explores Emancipating From Foster Care SystemThe new documentary Unadopted explores what happens to teenagers in foster care as they approach the point of “aging out” of the system.

There are three factors at play – how the foster care system sees the child, how potential parents see the child and what the child wants.

(SOUNDBITE OF DOCUMENTARY, “UNADOPTED”)NOEL ANAYA: Long-term foster care is what the system calls it when they stop trying to get you adopted.

ANAYA: The foster care system definitely does desensitize people.

And I don’t know – you know, foster care is supposed to be temporary, and it wasn’t temporary.

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