Monday, September 22, 2014

Interview with Sol A. Flores: Founding Executive Director for La Casa Norte

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My grandparents agreed to be one of the very first Latino families that were recruited in the state of Illinois to be foster care parents. There was a lack of Latino foster care parents throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s in Illinois. There were times when Latino kids were being removed and they were placed in homes where they lost language or they lost cultural competency. This led to the Burgos Act in the state of Illinois. [read]