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Foster care system affected by COVID-19 court suspensions

June 23rd, 2020 There are currently more than 17,000 children in foster care in our state, according to The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count Data Center. That number has been increasing every year since 2014. In addition, court systems have postponed foster care hearings because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Full article here.

How The Coronavirus Is Affecting The Foster Care System And Its Children (North Carolina)

April 4, 2020 WFAE, Charlotte’s NPR News Source Visitations with their birth parents have been suspended and permanent placements are being delayed. Kim Ford is the foster care supervisor for Bethany Christian Services which provides adoption and foster care services. She and others predict that more children will have a need for foster care as […]


Advocacy

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

North Carolina 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. BenchmarksChild Care Services AssociationChildren’s Home Society of NCChildren’s Law Center of Central North CarolinaCoastal HorizonsCommunities In Schools of DurhamCriminal Justice AlternativesEquality North CarolinaNC ChildNC Pediatric SocietyPartnership […]


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