foster care Report Finds Oregon Falls Short Of Foster Care Standards By Chris Lehman • Apr 21, 2016 Listen Listening... / Oregon is falling short of many of its own goals when it comes to caring for children in its foster care system. That's according to a review released this week. Oregon Pays Out $15 Million In Foster Care Abuse Lawsuit By Chris Lehman • Dec 22, 2015 Listen Listening... / The state of Oregon has agreed to pay out $15 million in a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of nine children who were sexually abused while in foster care. Oregon Governor Orders Independent Review Of State's Foster Care Oversight By Chris Lehman • Nov 16, 2015 Listen Listening... / Oregon Governor Kate Brown wants an independent review of the state's foster care system. It comes after the Willamette Week newspaper reported that the Oregon Department of Human Services ignored warning signs at a prominent foster care provider in Portland. Oregon Lawmakers To Get An Update On State Foster Care Oversight By Chris Lehman • Nov 16, 2015 Listen Listening... / Oregon lawmakers return to Salem Monday for a three-day series of meetings. One Way To Reduce Foster Runaways: Have Fewer Foster Teens By Austin Jenkins • Feb 12, 2015 Listen Listening... / Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services now has a team of social workers whose sole job is to find foster youth who run away. Drugs, Danger And Pregnancy: Life As A Foster Runaway By Austin Jenkins • Feb 11, 2015 Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network Listen Listening... / 5:29 Each year in Washington, some 400 foster youth run away. Some run multiple times. The state of Washington is now under court order to address this problem. This is the story of one teen who ran multiple times from multiple homes.