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By Karla Pomeroy

Foster care focuses on reunification


October 3, 2019

WORLAND — The ultimate goal for the majority of foster care cases is reunification.

In a case reported in the Northern Wyoming News about a teen that has spent the past eight months in the Wyoming Department of Family Services and was recently reunited with her family through art and equine-assisted counseling.

The teen’s story is not unique with statistics showing more than 1,000 youth in the foster care system in Wyoming.

According to the Wyoming Department of Family Services handbook, the philosophy for Wyoming foster care is as follows, “We believe foster care, in most cases, is...

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