[Ed. – Fool them once…]
Many times foster parents don’t know a lot about the child coming into their care.
But for one foster family, it took about 20 days before anyone realized they were caring for a 22-year-old undocumented immigrant.
The man claimed that he was 17-years-old
According to this 13-page police report, Indiana State Police pulled over a van on the Toll Road about 3 weeks ago.
The report says there were several undocumented immigrants, including one man who convinced law enforcement that he was 17.
For the last 20 days, 22-year-old Javier Santiago Flores was living with an Indiana foster family.
He was placed into the care of Indiana Deprtment of Child Services after convincing law enforcement he was 17.
Foster parent and advocate Kristi Cundiff says there is a process DCS goes through when placing a child.
“It varies county by county,” said Cundiff. “They do an intake. They try to get as much information from the biological family as they possibly can. They will try to get a physical done on the child as soon as possible so they can get to a doctor and then they conduct a CAN score, which is a children’s health care mental assessment.”