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Foster care: It takes a city

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BASTROP — May stood as National Foster Care Month, and according to the county’s Court Appointed Special Advocates it takes more than one person to make a difference.CASA of Bastrop, Fayette and Lee Counties takes this time of the year to raise awareness for the children and families involved in the foster care system, and the need for more people to step up to support them.Last year, there were 31,475 children in the Texas foster care system, 4,989 of whom reside in the greater Austin area, according to CASA Executive Director Kristi Bauer.“There are 198 children in foster care right ...

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