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Opioid Crisis Forcing More Ohio Kids Into Foster Care

Child welfare advocates say more children are put into foster care amid the state's opioid crisis, but funding for children services agencies falls short. 14 thousand Ohio children are in agency custody, up 13 percent from the end of 2012. A recent survey by the Public Children Services Association of Ohio found at least half of children taken into custody last year had parents using drug, mostly opiates. Nearly 94 percent of the state's 88 county Children Services agencies say they haven't received new money from the state in several years.

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