- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Experts say a recently released report has revealed some good news about the Pennsylvania foster care system.

WITF-FM (https://bit.ly/1GmZ1lq ) reports that 24 percent more Pennsylvania children were placed in kinship foster care homes last year compared to 2012, according to the Office of Children and Families in the Courts.

Administrator Sandy Moore says placing children with a relative or an adult that they know, a process known as kinship care, tends to make children feel the most comfortable and safe.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Max Baer says trauma is reduced for children who go to a familiar home instead of a group setting or some other option.

Moore says her office is trying to persuade more people to consider kinship foster care.

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Information from: WITF-FM, https://www.witf.org

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