When your life is already in chaos, more chaos is likely to follow. But theAnnie E. Casey Foundationsays it won't let that happen to the children affected by its decision to close Casey Family Services this year ("Casey foundation ends foster care program," July 16). Given the foundation's outstanding record of serving the most vulnerable children over the last 36 years, I trust it will do everything possible to maintain stability for the kids in its program
Casey's decision to remain committed to increasing adoption through increased awareness, education and technical assistance is laudable. But for many children adoption is not necessarily the best outcome. For teen mothers and older children, for example, building a path to self-sufficiency is a more realistic goal.