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Letters: Failing foster kids

February 06, 2013

Re "Mother target of past abuse probes," Feb. 1

If it weren't for The Times, I doubt if stories such as this one about a mother who is accused of torturing her children would ever be known to the public at large. I depend on The Times for this outstanding journalism.

It is heart-wrenching to think that children already traumatized by being moved from place to place would be so let down by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. To then learn that neighbors twice reported that the mother was abusing her two biological children and that both times social workers concluded the reports were unfounded is just too much to bear.

I feel we have a right to know who the people are that make these decisions and what their decisions are based on. The last straw is learning that Ingrid Brewer was allowed to adopt more children.

Elizabeth Kerrigan

Ventura

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