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Just to clarify one point in your summary, DFCS is not responsible for vetting sponsors or following up with minors once released from government care. ORR (Office of Refugee Resettlement) is responsible for vetting who kids are released to from their care and are now expanding to provide case management after release to all children. After release, ORR does not have legal guardianship of the kids and child abuse/neglect falls to thr state where the child lives. If child abuse or neglect are identified in Georgia, DFCS is responsible to investigate and keep the minor safe.

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"What does it mean for our emotional wellbeing and our understanding of the world to live in two worlds (or more) at once?"

My partner and I watched the film Past Lives recently which engages with this question expertly.

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Great articles! As per comment below- no wonder these kids are left without help or resources. How easy to fall in between the cracks. Anything we as the public can do to help ensure these kids are protected?

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