Greg and Karen Urban are two students in foster care.
In chapter 1 of The Smart Kid, Tom Howardson is being chased by government men using a van labeled Child Welfare Services, which is another name for the social services program to protect children.
In chapter 17, two men appear at the elementary school claiming to be from ‘Child Protective Services.’
The first foster care program was established in New York in 1853 with an organization called Children’s Aid Society. Over the years, variations of this social service program have been developed at the state and federal level.
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