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A state report sounds the alarm over the rising use of hotels to temporarily house foster youth.
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A state report sounds the alarm over the rising use of hotels to temporarily house foster youth.

Why Washington foster kids are sleeping in hotels

Kim Malcolm talks with foster care advocate Jen Kamel about why there's a significant foster parent shortage in Washington state.

A new report from the Office of the Family and Children's Ombudsman found that hundreds of foster children end up sleeping in hotels, due to a shortage of foster homes.

Kamel is a foster parent, and chief clinical officer for Amara, a foster care organization based in Seattle.

Listen to the interview by clicking the play button above.