Foster Care
10 volunteers sworn in as Guardian ad Litems
Submitted by IE on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 1:09pm.

videoChildren in foster care in New Hanover and Pender counties have volunteers to represent them in court after today. Ten more Guardian ad Litems were sworn in at the Juvenile Justice Court in Wilmington.

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Foster Care Crisis
Submitted by on Fri, 07/18/2008 - 10:34pm.

New Hanover County has more than 300 hundred kids in foster care with only about 100 foster parents. The numbers are equally daunting across our region. Some say there's a stigma that children in foster care are troubled kids. I spoke with a Columbus County mother who adopted 3 foster children. she wants that negative perception to stop.

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Foster mom fights for custody
Submitted by on Fri, 07/04/2008 - 5:27pm.

videoA Whiteville foster mother is facing a court fight to retain custody of her foster child. The woman argues that the girl's biological sister, in Mississippi, would not be a fit guardian, and points to the woman's My Space page as an example of her character.

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