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Template found for foster family support

Attempt to address burnout, complexity of care

About half of all foster parents in the nation quit after a year, and only about a quarter make it past a second.

"I would say that's a huge problem," said Annika Hapip, who felt her church needed to act. "You have a lot of kiddos who are in the foster care system, and they're waiting to be placed in a home, and foster families are stretched."

Hapip's solution, the Lily Initiative, working within...

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