On Second Thought For Monday, November 26, 2018
It's National Adoption Awareness Month. Georgia's foster care system is in crisis. The number of kids in the state's custody rose 60 percent from 2010-2017. This year alone, 20,000 children have been in the state's foster care system — and there just aren't enough homes to house them.
Today we spoke with Dr. John Degarmo and Samantha Max about Georgia's foster care system and stigmas associated with fostering children.
We re-visited a conversation with Lauren Simmons. The Marietta native is a graduate of Kennesaw State University, and is the youngest trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Her story will soon become a movie.
We also spoke with authors Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera about their friendship and favorite southern books. Albertalli and Silvera are the authors of "What If It's Us," a young adult novel about two teen boys who fall in love over a summer in New York City.
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