6 problems with the foster care system — and what you can do to help

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Author: Katie Dupere

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When Tenaja Jordan came out to her parents at 17 years old, they kicked her out of their home. As a teenager, she was still considered a child in the eyes of the state, and was immediately placed into New York City’s child welfare system.

Following the trauma of the situation, one question remained on Jordan’s mind: Where was she going to live?

Jordan made her needs clear to child welfare workers: She didn’t want to live on Staten Island or with a homophobic guardian. But that’s exactly where she ended up.

“Her first words to me were, ‘Did any of those lesbians at the children’s center hit on you?'” Jordan tells Mashable about her guardian. “ACS put me exactly where I didn’t want to be.” Read more…

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