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Death of Foster Child Raises Red Flag in Massachusetts

A two-year-old child died in Auburn, Massachusetts last weekend at a foster home that was state-licensed, and another child was found unresponsive. This incident is just one of many that has taken place in the Massachusetts foster care system recently. Governor Charlie Baker says that reform to the system is necessary and there is now a full investigation into this matter. The two-year-old’s godmother said that she was concerned about the girl when she visited the home and saw that she was filthy and her toys were filthy also. Authorities reported that tests on the air quality inside the home have been conducted, but they are still unsure what the cause of death is. The other child remains in critical condition.