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Coriah Welch Struggles For Stability In L.A.’s Foster Care System

Aaron Schrank |
May 4, 2013 | 2:57 p.m. PDT


When Coriah Welch was first placed in foster care, she was separated from her dad and young brothers.

The South L.A. high school senior kept calling the Department of Child and Family Services and her brothers’ lawyers until she was able to get her siblings under the same roof. Now, as she eyes graduation and picks a college, she’s worried about leaving her brothers behind.

Did Welch make it into the university she wants to attend? Find out and hear the full radio report at KQED's The California Report.

This story is part of an ongoing series examining "Graduation Day L.A.," produced by The California Report and the USC Annenberg's School of Communication and Journalism.

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