NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether a 17-month-old boy found unconscious at his Brooklyn foster home was beaten.

The boy, Kymell Oram, was in critical condition Saturday at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.

Police were questioning a 19-year-old who was dating the boy’s foster mother. The 32-year-old woman also has been questioned.

The city’s Administration for Children’s Services is investigating. They have asked the Family Court to place two other children from the home into the agency’s protective custody.

Police say officers and emergency medical technicians responding to a 911 call Thursday found Kymell in dire health.

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  1. Marion Thatcher says:

    It’s a shame that our country is filled with these stories of foster children being placed in harms way, homes that seem to only care about the money that the child brings them and not the childs best interest. The system is over taxed with children, under staffed with less than qualified, and pressured to placed the children. The government needs to divert our tax dollars from foreign aid to use in creating a system here in the U.S.A. that places children in homes that have a father and mother and who have undergone an extensive background investigation. We, the tax payers need to demand that our government officials take care of our citizen first before sending our tax dollars outside of our borders and on the millions of illegals in this country.

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