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LA County's most vulnerable foster children are having trouble finding homes

by Rina Palta | Take Two®

Tamar Chateff and 2-year-old Charlotte play together in their West Hollywood home on Friday, March 28. Chateff took in Charlotte as a 10-day-old foster child and has since adopted her. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

There are nearly 18,000 children in LA County's foster care system, and 300 of them have serious behavioral and mental health problems. These kids become vulnerable to poverty, incarceration, and substance abuse as adults.

They also have the most difficult time finding proper housing. KPCC's Rina Palta looks at a new plan to recruit families for the system's most challenging kids.

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