Abused, abandoned and forgotten: around the country, the foster system has closed cases while children are still missing.
Boston 25 News spent a year investigating the failures of the foster care system and looking into the stories of children who go missing while in the foster care system.
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Child welfare workers across the country have kicked thousands of missing foster care children out of the system – including one child as young as 9-years-old, a review by 25 Investigates uncovered.
Nearly 20 years ago, Chelsea police made disturbing discovery in the back of a parking lot at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home — the mutilated, headless body of a young woman.
On any given week there are dozens of missing foster kids in Massachusetts alone and Arlington Police Detective James Smith has made it his personal mission to bring these kids home.
A young man’s tough road from his birth in New Bedford to his graduation from Boston College is the basis of a book and now a movie.
Sex traffickers are selling foster kids on the weekends, 25 Investigates has uncovered.
An Op-Ed in the Washington Post recently highlighted our work on this topic. The article in the opinion section cites Eric Rasmussen and Erin Smith’s work to review federal records and uncover America’s lost foster kids.
Missing and Forgotten is a series by Boston 25 News. These stories were reported and written by Eric Rasmussen, Erin Smith, Bob Ward and Kerry Kavanaugh. Digital Elements by Dalton Main and Clayton Curtis.