Can the system handle soaring demand? – CQ Press
In an article published on July 20 in CQ Press, Danielle Skestos discusses the increasing demand for foster care and adoption services in a climate where parental opioid abuse is becoming more common and tearing families apart while overwhelming the foster care system. Despite increased awareness, this public health emergency is a growing problem, and agencies and family members must take legal action to protect children from drug-addicted parents. Skestos explains, “Foster care placements are designed to be temporary to give parents a chance to resolve the issues that led to their children being removed. Parents receive a case plan to work on so they can reunify with their children and are provided resources and programs to help them overcome their opioid addictions.”
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