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Problems plague Georgia's foster care system

An investigation by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution revealed widespread problems in Georgia's foster care system.  "The newspaper reviewed more than 1,500 reports of state inspections and investigations, which provide an astonishing narrative of stark conditions and inadequate oversight in small foster homes and large group facilities alike. "  In one case, an 17-year-old with a history of "incest and other sexual activity" was placed in a home with an autistic, mute 8 year old where they shared a bed.

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