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# Foster Care

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'They're extremely loyal. Even though they've grown up with neglect they just want to go home'
'I was afraid of my father. I thought it was normal to be afraid of adults'
'Behind each of these numbers is a child that needs help': The business of fostering in Ireland
Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing
Foster service in south central Dublin had 'significant risks' for children
'A monumental cock-up': HSE boss admits Grace case worker still in public service and on a full pension
Allegations of abuse about another child at 'Grace' home reported to gardaí in 1996
'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us'
Children in care: 'How many Government ministers would throw their children out at 18?'
Robbie Gilligan
'They drive you nuts and make you laugh' - Irish foster carers share their stories
HSE didn't publish reports into foster care abuse claims under garda advice
Nine months after probe promised into alleged foster care abuse - still no inquiry
A day in the Family Court: Child not told when father might visit to 'avoid disappointment'
More than 150 court summonses sent to parents about poor school attendance
'They are not alone': Grandparents fighting for custody of their grandchildren not unique
Heartbroken grandparents say Tusla custody battle is 'killing' them
Grandparents and foster care - how the system works
Young child taken from grandparents and put into foster care because of their age
Child agency admits it's "aware" of case of alleged sexual abuse at foster home in southwest
Teenager with intellectual disabilities left in foster home despite allegations of sexual abuse
Children's Referendum opponents say their "worst fears" have been realised
Department of Health says Michael Noonan never sought to influence Grace decision
Foster care case: 'These are allegations of rape using implements and horrific sexual abuse'
HSE confirm that people were left in a foster home after allegations of sexual abuse
'They were tortured and degraded in unspeakable ways'
HSE says sorry to victim of 'savage abuse', after apology "misunderstanding"
Teenage mother allowed to leave foster care with her baby
Baby Maria, childcare, and why all we want the 'storybook child'
Annemarie Ni Churreain
How some teenagers are forced from foster care into direct provision once they turn 18
More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker
Opinion: 'I used to think foster parents were very special people. I now know they are very ordinary people.'
Caroline and Emmet
Legislation published to place 'duty' on Child and Family Agency to provide aftercare
Five foster families are caring for children despite having their application rejected
Food, restraint and family: Reports give insight into foster care
Reports: Good quality foster care, but some unapproved carers
Moving teens to Direct Provision causes “uncertainty and fear”
'Worrying' HIQA report raises questions about safety of foster children in Dublin North West
Column: For foster children like me, the Children’s Referendum is a new chance
Wayne Dignam
Opposition parties likely to support Children's Rights referendum