The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on children in foster care

Kristie Auman-Bauer
August 24, 2020

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, states and localities nationwide were already struggling to meet their obligations to children in foster care due, to chronic unresolved problems with retaining a quality workforce; lack of foster and adoptive families able and willing to meet the needs of children entering foster care; and inadequate services for children and their biological parents. In this post, Sarah Font, assistant professor of sociology, describes how the pandemic has enhanced these problems and what is being done to help.

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Last Updated August 26, 2020