• 'The system failed': Slain boy's foster parents seek changes in child services

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    LARGO, Fla. (AP) - The foster parents of a Florida boy allegedly killed by his birth mother hope his death will lead to changes needed to protect other endangered children.

    Sam and Juliet Warren talked about 2-year-old Jordan Belliveau during a news conference on Wednesday. The boy's body was found in a wooded area near St. Petersburg on Tuesday. Twenty-one-year-old Charisse Stinson initially told Largo police a stranger had abducted him, but then said she hit her boy.

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    Jordan spent much of his short life with the Warrens, but reunifying families is a state priority.

    They say they're devastated, and that he'd be safe in their house today if not for a court order.

    The Warrens say the system failed the child, so they're seeking a fundamental re-examination of the entire system.

    Charisse Stinson
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