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Posted on: January 3, 2019

[ARCHIVED] To Get Mental Health Help For A Child, Desperate Parents Relinquish Custody

This is a sad story of a young child with severe mental health problems and the only solution for the family was to give him back to the state (he was adopted) in order to pay for the residential treatment they were recommending.  This is not an isolated incident  --- problem is not enough services and not enough services early enough to make a difference.

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