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New Study Shows Too Many Ohio Kids Lack Families

May 20, 2015

A new report shows too many Ohio children lack families of their own. 

Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

A new study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows about 1,700 children in Ohio lack a family. The study shows in Ohio, 14% of the 12,340 children who are in foster care live in non-family placements. The report says state leaders should do everything possible to find loving, nurturing and supported families to help raise more of these children.  The Foundation’s study shows children who are raised in family environments do much better than children who are raised in group homes or institutional settings.