Steve Duin: Foster parents sound alarm as DHS disaster unfolds |

“I guess my question is what is minimally sufficient safety in the home,” the CASA volunteer writes. “I went there with an open mind but was frankly appalled by the conditions. It was not so much the clutter and filth but the safety issues.”

Cigarette butts on the couch. What “looked like a piece of stainless steel barbed wire” in the pencils the two-year-old was playing with. “Dirty dishes on the floor. Lit candle with flammables nearby. All this was the condition when (the mother) knew for several days I was coming to visit

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