• Bill to protect children in foster care heads to governor's desk

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    RALEIGH, N.C. - A bill to protect children in foster care headed to the governor’s desk Tuesday.

    The Foster Care Children’s Bill of Rights says kids taken from their families have the right to a foster home free of violence, abuse and neglect.

    It aims to make sure they are not bounced between multiple foster homes and requires that biological parents be notified if they receive any immunizations while in state custody.

    The bill was first introduced by Rep. Tricia Cotham after Channel 9 showed her the results of an investigation.

    Channel 9 found some foster programs in North Carolina did not meet federal standards.

    Mary Wilson, former Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services director, told Channel 9 some foster children had dozens of home placements and were routinely given immunizations for an STD without parental knowledge or consent.

    To read Channel 9's previous story click here.


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