Kids in foster care? Coronavirus prompts courts to halt family visits, dealing harsh blow

March 31, 2020 USA Today Biological parents battling to regain custody of children in foster care could lose crucial bonding time and see reunification stymied as dependency courts nationwide cancel hearings and suspend face-to-face family visits over coronavirus concerns. … The visitation suspensions — issued in counties across Texas, Florida, Nebraska and Maine, among others […]


Maine organizations urge Congress to act swiftly to address impacts on children and families caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Maine organizations are among more than 570 national, state and local organizations that are urging Congress for emergency child welfare support to address the COVID-19 crisis. Read letter here. Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, Inc. & The Kinship ProgramAmerican Academy of Pediatrics, Maine ChapterCommunity Concepts, IncMaine Children’s AllianceMaine Children’s TrustNew Beginnings Inc.Spurwink ServicesVolunteers of America […]