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New Report: 32% of Youth in Cuyahoga County Foster Care are LGBTQ+; Disproportionately Having Adverse Experiences

“It’s been a bumpy road,” said the 17-year-old who is currently in the permanent custody of the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services (CCDCFS). “A really bumpy road.” Over the past five years, Anastasia has moved between foster homes to group-living arrangements to a brief time at a residential care facility. She remembers being terrified at age 12 when she was first told that she was going “into the system.”

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