Foster Care: Kids in Crisis

Foster Care: Kids in Crisis is a 10 News investigation looking into several aspects of the Virginia foster care system

Foster Care: Kids in Crisis is a 10 News investigation looking into several aspects of the Virginia foster care system.

ROANOKE, Va. – Foster Care: Kids in Crisis is a 10 News investigation looking into several aspects of the Virginia foster care system.

On Monday on 10 News at 6, Jenna Zibton will look into the safety of children at risk.

“You have a ticking time bomb,” said one person we talked to for this story.

Another person said, “I’ve never thought that kids are getting tougher. I think systems are getting tougher. I think the red tape is getting tougher. I think, not that we have an adversarial relationship with public versus private, but I think those barriers need to be broken down so that we’re better able to accept the children that they have.”

10 News was the first to reveal foster kids were sleeping in offices and now we go to the source, uncovering what must change to make sure all children have a place to go.

Jenna Zibton has been reporting on foster care and adoption challenges and successes in Virginia for more than five years. 30 Days of Hope highlights the need every November. You can see those stories here.


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You can see Jenna weekday mornings at the anchor desk on WSLS 10 Today from 5-7 a.m.