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Child Abandonment

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At the root of child abandonment is a lack of services. It's not that they don't exist, it's that parents are often denied access to care for their child's needs.
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An investigative series exposes the gaps in Georgia's mental health care system that cause thousands of children to be surrendered to state custody.
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Trey bounced around from family to foster care and even a group home. Now, one program has turned his life around. Here's why it's not widely available.
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The latest in a series investigating the challenges and systemic gaps that cause parents to abandon their children to state custody in Georgia.

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