An article in Minnesota's Star Tribune ( talks about how the state is having a problem with a high rate children and youth coming back into foster care after being returned home.

The story features a 19-year-old named Thomas Stone, who was returned back to his abusive father six times. 

“If you’ve got lions fighting and biting each other in a cage, you don’t put them back in that cage like there’s no problem,” says Stone, now 19. “Kids need love, and they can’t always find that in their own homes.”

Experts agree that bouncing back and forth between foster care and home creates a lot of trauma for young people. What do you think?

Once a young person has returned back home - what can be done to help families stick together?


Revolving door in foster care