‘I just miss him:’ Coronavirus pandemic prolongs NYC mom’s fight to regain custody of toddler in foster care

June 1, 2020

New York Daily News

After more than a year apart, a New York City mom was finally on the verge of regaining custody of her 20-month-old son who’d been removed by children’s services as an infant and placed in a foster home.

Then coronavirus hit, shuttering the family courts, delaying a long-awaited visit, and stalling Maria’s case, her lawyers say. Maria’s son remains in foster care, while she watches the precious days tick by.

“I look around and I see all his little things, and it hurts with him not being here,” the distraught mom told the Daily News through tears.

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