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Emotions Grow as Florida Senate Seeks to Curb Death, Personal Injury to Adopted, Foster Children

September 20th, 2011   No Comments   Abuse, Court Cases

In the wake of the death of adopted child, Nubia Barahona, and the critical, personal injury suffered by her twin brother, Victor, emotions rose among senators as they questioned why signs of danger were ignored. Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins said “breakdowns between investigators and supervisors kept the state from doing more to save” Nubia’s life, according to Capitol News. Jorge and Carmen Barahona, Nubia’s foster parents, were arrested for her death in February.

Wilkins says the department is open to any changes that would make Florida’s foster care system safer. Child advocacy attorneys and guardians statewide support changes that would prevent such lapses in the future.

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