Supporting Our Communities: How to assist foster kids during the pandemic

Supporting Our Communities: How to assist foster kids during the pandemic

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  Over the course of this year, COVID-19 has changed life as we know it. Virtually no corner of the world that will be left untouched by this experience. Yet, its impact varies dramatically, even in our own country. The coronavirus has highlighted inequalities across the U.S. Disenfranchised communities often struggle to deal with the consequences of the virus both physically and economically. Among these hard hit groups are our children currently in the foster care system.  The coronavirus has drastically slowed down the process of transitioning children out of foster care and into forever families. The modification of certain aspects of the foster/adoption process including homestudies, family visits, and traveling across state has caused huge delays. A shutdown of government offices and facilities has left many children waiting in limbo. Although not everyone is in a position to foster or adopt at this time, there are still a number of