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.”
Subscribers to the publication may access the full article here.