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Two Questions: Foster care and Catholic priesthood

Hi, I'm new, and I have several stories in half-formed stages that unfortunately need some... slightly larger little details before I canreally sit down with them. Therefore, I have two questions, both of which are likely very simple.

The first: What was foster care like in New England (specifically Massachusetts) in the late 1970s to early 1980s? If a boy was in foster care from 10-11 years old onward, how often would he likely switch homes? Do they try to keep children in the same general area as before, or would the child get moved around a lot? I am assuming the child would leave foster care at 18, but I'm not sure if this is correct. What happens when a child leaves foster care?

A slightly more specific question with regards to the above: this child's father is a supervillain in the DC Comics universe, and does get back out of jail before the child is an adult. However, would a history of supervillainy = child-endangerment, or would said supervillain possibly be able to regain custody of his, now teenaged, son?

Question the second: I am looking to write a story about someone going into the Catholic priesthood, but have no idea of where to look on the process of entering the priesthood. As the story is from the POV of the priest-in-training, I will need to know specifics. Are there any websites (or books, although I'd prefer websites), that contain information on the process of becoming a priest as well as what the environment is like, etc.?

Thanks for your time!
Tags: usa: government (misc), ~custody & social services, ~religion: christianity: catholicism

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