Kids are dying. We need foster care changes now: Guest opinion …

By Paul Rummell

Oregon Foster Families First held its first rally on the front lawn of the Oregon State capitol on Monday. As adoptive foster parents, we wanted to call attention to the horrific tragedies highlighted in the recent foster care audit compiled by Secretary of State Dennis Richardson’s audit team. We also wanted to share optimistic solutions for the 2019 legislative session. Sadly, only six lawmakers cared enough to step outside of the “emergency” special session to learn more about the real crisis impacting Oregon’s foster children.

Along with written remarks by State Sen. Betsy Johnson, only Sen. Kim Thatcher and more at

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