Kentucky’s Missing Children Problem: Last in Nation with Percentage of Kids in Foster Care who are Placed with Relatives

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Home is where the heart is, for missing foster kids, too

by John Boel
Wave 3 News

Excerpts:

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – There are more than 9,000 Kentucky children in state care right now spending an average of 22 months moving between three different home placements.

Those are stats. This is reality: “A lot of these kids come from pretty horrific backgrounds,” Home of the Innocents treatment director Eric Gross said. “Lot of abuse, neglect issues, so when they’re taken out of their home and put into care, they’re desperate.”

How desperate are they?

According to data compiled by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, there were 121 foster children statewide listed as AWOL, Absent Without Leave in November.

Forty-nine of them, almost half the statewide total, were listed as AWOL in just one county: Jefferson.

“Been in out of home placement for years and years,” Gross said. “They go from foster home to residential care to hospitals and a lot of time they just lose hope, like why ever bother trying.”

“Our fence, it’s easy to just jump the fence and go,” Home of the Innocents program manager Rick Isaiah said. “So it happens quite a bit. I think they want to go home.”

The fence at Home of the Innocents may be easy to jump, but the problem goes far beyond this place. And it’s not about a fence. Many believe it is about home. Or at least family. Or relatives.

And further investigation reveals that’s not a priority here when it comes to foster child placement. In fact, Kentucky ranks 50th, last in the nation in the percentage of kids in foster care who are placed with relatives.

Seventy-five percent are placed in homes with non-relatives. And the percentages of child placements with relatives in Kentucky has been dropping steadily for years.

What’s at stake in all this? The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found that of the 18,500 runaways reported, 1 in 6 were likely victims of child sex trafficking, and of those, 86 percent were in the care of social services.

“We’ve had situations where a kid has AWOL’d and come back a day or two later and they’ve been molested or raped or used for drugs, sex, things like that,” Isaiah said.

And those are stories for another day on the news, in which you seldom hear details about what was going on in the victim’s life at the time.

Read the Full Story at Wave 3 News.

Other Investigative Reports by John Boel:

Is Kentucky The Most Corrupt State in the Country Trafficking Children Through Child “Protection” Services?

Whistleblowers Reveal CPS Child Kidnappings in Kentucky Adoption Business

Investigative Report in Kentucky Reveals Corruption Still Exists in Foster Care as Children Die or Go Missing

See Also:

800K Children in the U.S. Missing Each Year – International Tribunal Exposes Pedophilia Problem – Victims Testify of Child Sex Trafficking and Satanic Ritual Abuse

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