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As Foster Families Step Up During Opioid Crisis, Some Say They Feel Unprepared

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, foster families are in high demand in many states. West Virginia has the highest rate in the country for the number of children who are removed from their homes and put into state care. There are a lot of families who are stepping up to take them in, but many say they feel unprepared for the looming task of taking care of the children who are placed in their homes. Roxy Todd reports.

Also on today’s show, Gov. Jim Justice has appointed a Kanawha County pastor to fill a vacancy in the House of Delegates. As Dave Mistich reports, the vacancy followed the death of Delegate Sharon Malcolm. 

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