Parents With Kids in Foster Care Spent the Last Year Only Seeing Their Babies on Zoom

Trying to connect safely with family members outside of our immediate households has been a challenge for everyone during the coronavirus pandemic, but for parents whose children have been placed in foster care, the experience has been heartbreaking. With quarantines in place for everyone’s safety, parents who would normally be entitled to supervised, in-person visits had to settle for time with their children moved to Zoom-like chats. In many cases, these moms and dads have been trying hard to fix the issues that led to their children being removed from their homes, and desperately want to maintain a bond with their kids — and need to do so in order to win them back — but these virtual visits have left a lot of them worried that their kids were forgetting about them.

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