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States lose track of thousands of foster children each year

BY: - November 10, 2023

This story was originally published on Stateline. Sharday Hamilton, a 28-year-old advocate for foster youth, homeless youth and runaways, still bears her own scars from running. There‚Äôs one near her left knee. She got it as a little girl, running away from her foster mother, who was trying to hit her with a bag of […]