Letters: Dec. 4, 2000

The Crisis of Foster Care

"I hope there is a special place in heaven for any child whose life was hell on Earth, and a special place in hell for those who made it so." TAMMY TALLENT Plano, Texas

Your report on how children in foster care are being abused and neglected [SOCIETY, Nov. 13] brought me to tears. I was not surprised, however, having worked in children's services for more than five years. Social workers are put in a very difficult, if not impossible, situation. They work horrendous hours. They are under constant stress; they deal with angry and violent...

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