When you hear about someone in the United States without documentation, you may think of an immigrant. It seems almost inconceivable that an American would struggle to secure their birth certificate, Social Security card, or state identification. But it happens – and it happens most often to some of the state’s most vulnerable children – those in the foster care system.

Read more in this Texas Standard story featuring Tym Belseth, project coordinator at the Texas Institute of Child & Family Wellbeing.