After Penn State: Foster Care and Who Makes a Good Parent?

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Penn State's alleged sex abuse scandal casts a spotlight on the plight of at-risk kids and foster care. We update events at Penn, then look at the foster care system nationwide and current efforts to expand the pool of parents to include gay and lesbian couples, in the face of efforts in many states to prevent same-sex couples from fostering and adopting. Also President Obama hosts the Asian Economic Summit this weekend, and veterans and unemployment."

Banner image: Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno talks from inside his home to a large group of students who gathered at his house on November 8, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. Behind Paterno is his son Scott. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images