Wake Senator Leading Charge to Overhaul NC Child Welfare System

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By Matthew Burns and Laura Leslie

RALEIGH, N.C. — Saying North Carolina's child welfare system has failed too many youngsters for too long, Sen. Tamara Barringer, R-Wake, said Wednesday it's time to overhaul the system.

"Children deserve a family, not a system," Barringer, a foster mother herself for 10 years, said during a news conference to discuss Senate Bill 594, which she filed Tuesday. 

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