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Foster kids who can’t visit parents are struggling under coronavirus isolation, advocates say

Child welfare advocates say that America’s foster care system, which relies on in-person contact and human connection, is struggling under the weight of this unprecedented period of isolation, which is risking the well-being of children, foster parents and biological parents.

Child welfare services worry about kids who have gone off the grid during coronavirus pandemic

Children’s advocates say they aren’t too worried about kids who are on the radar screen of child welfare agencies during the coronavirus pandemic, saying they are finding ways to continue keeping a protective eye on their charges. It’s the children who have gone off the grid — because of statewide school closures, cancellation of sports, church and […]