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April 15, 2012 permalink
A hundred years ago the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank at a cost of 1514 lives. So what is deadlier, an iceberg sinking a ship or a smiling social worker arriving to help a family? Our list of children who died after separation from their real families, mostly by social workers acting in the best interest of the child, has 1625 names. And that is only the few that make it into the press. Statistical estimates are that in the USA alone the death rate of foster children equals the Titanic every year.