What Counts as Child Abuse & Neglect in a Foster Home?

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There are around 400,000 children in the foster care system in the United States. Under the most ideal circumstances, children in foster care are provided a safe and loving environment in which they can flourish. Tragically, however, far too many children never get that chance. Instead, abuse and neglect become their daily realities. According to […]

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What Are the Consequences of Foster Care Abuse?

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When children are placed into foster care or become wards of the state, they rely on their appointed guardians to provide physical safety, food security, and emotional stability—fundamental things that all children deserve. Guardians appointed by the State of Washington have a legal duty to provide necessities and a safe environment to the children in […]

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Can I Sue For Abuse by Foster Parents?

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Foster homes are intended to offer a safe, caring, and nurturing environment for the children they serve. Tragically, these expectations are not always met. When those entrusted to protect children betray this trust, the experience can be deeply scarring, resulting in traumatic impacts that may last for a lifetime. If you were physically, sexually, or […]

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How Long Do I Have to File a Claim for Sexual Abuse in a Group Home?

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Were you abused in a group or foster home? You may have several years to take civil action. The statute of limitations for group home abuse in Washington is generous, but not endless. It is always a good idea to contact an experienced Washington group home abuse lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your […]

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Ward of State Abuse and Mistreatment

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If you experienced abuse while in a group home, foster care, or any other institutional setting, the Washington ward of state abuse lawyers at Fuller & Fuller are here to help. Compassionate, understanding, and tactful, we are here to listen to your story, provide support for your needs, and help you seek the justice you […]

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