The Foster Care System
Foster care in Idaho is in dire straits.
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Josiah William Baker now — fostered, then adopted, by Jon and Tina Baker of Twin Falls, who picked up the 4-month-old from the hospital. Now 3 years old, he has permanent brain damage and developmental delays. He's non-verbal and can’t be left alone.
For Josiah and other neglected, abused or abandoned children, Idaho needs a foster care system.
Chloe Baker, 4, gives a tour of her basement Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Twin Falls. About 45 foster children have come through the Bakers' doors since 2011. Six children live under their roof now: Jon’s biological daughter, two foster children and three children the couple fostered then adopted.