Focal Point: Another Mother's Child
Posted April 11, 2007 10:15 p.m. EDT
Updated November 4, 2013 4:04 p.m. EST
Original Air Date: April 11, 2007
Black children make up a disproportionate share of the foster care population in North Carolina. In many counties the number of black children in foster care is more than twice the number of black children in the general population
WRAL’s new Focal Point documentary, “Another Mother’s Child,” examines the issue and looks at its impact on the state. The program is hosted by WRAL news anchor David Crabtree.
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Focal Point Extra
For most of her life, Mechell Thaxton bounced around from foster parents, relatives and a mother she hardly knew. But after a childhood defined by instability and struggle, Thaxton now has a permanent home, is graduating from high school and is about to go to college. Watch her story.
- Child Welfare Information Gateway
- North Carolina State Division of Social Services’ Foster Care Page
- Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care
- Another Choice for Black Children
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