$12 Million Settlement Closes Foster Care Giant

A $12 million settlement in a child abuse case and subsequent difficulty getting insurance reportedly is forcing one of the most well-known foster care agencies in the country out of business in the Chicago area.

The foster care arm of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago will close its doors on June 30, after 90 years in the business, reports the Chicago Tribune. It says the settlement concerned three small children abused in the 1990s by a foster family licensed by Catholic Charities.

For more details, see this Catholic News Service Web page.

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