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Foster children once again pawns in game of political posturing
Dick Yarbrough
I have a great interest in and a little walking-around knowledge of the political process because I have spent a good part of my adult life dealing with the subject. I also produce this weekly screed that runs from one end of the state (LaFayette) to the other (Folkston) and a lot of places in between. I haven’t run the numbers in a while, but I suspect I remain the most widely circulated columnist in the state. If not, I am pretty darned close. Despite these two interesting factoids, I am pretty much out-of-sight and out-of-mind with a lot of our intrepid public servants under the Gold Dome (except the really astute ones). That is because I don’t spend a lot of time at the Capitol. That is a good thing for you. Being at arm’s length gives me a different perspective as to what is going on under the Gold Dome, which brings me to my subject of the week: Updating Georgia’s antiquated adoption laws. Once again this session, the issue is being held hostage by the state Senate and, in my opinion, much of that is due to the fact that this is an election year and some of the principal players are running for higher office.