How the pandemic is testing the foster care system

Jun 25, 2020
The whole system has practically ground to a halt. Once the pandemic is over, a flood of children could enter foster care.
Government data shows that after the Great Recession, the number of kids entering foster care rose for five years. And the system couldn't handle it.
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West Virginia foster parents say they need more support

Oct 9, 2019
Roughly 5% of the state's babies are born with neonatal abstinence syndrome. Families taking them in say they feel unprepared for the task.
A memorial in Huntington, West Virginia, in 2017.
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Foster families get the Disney treatment

May 31, 2013
ABC Family launches "The Fosters," a drama about a family with two moms, one biological son, two adopted foster kids, and a newcomer.