Child Advocacy: COVID-19’s impact on the adoption of foster children (access required)

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly reduced the number of public adoptions, those involving children in foster care, or Children In Need of Assistance. In November 2019, Maryland recorded 49 adoptions of foster care children. This number decreased to 9 adoptions in October 2020, a statewide decrease of 81%. For the same time period, in Maryland, the number ...

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