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M., 23, stands in the room she has prepared for her daughter at her home in Massachusetts in March of 2021. Since her newborn daughter was placed in foster care, M. has been forced to bond with her primarily through Zoom.
Coronavirus April 14
During the pandemic, video chats replaced in-person visits between parents and their children placed in foster care. The effects could linger for years.
Due to school closures and stay-at-home orders, there have been fewer “eyes on children” to report on abuse happening to kids.
Coronavirus June 15, 2020
Amid speculation of a spike in abuse, advocates worry that families of color will be policed even more.
David Dunbar of the Bronx has been refused custody of his 16-year-old daughter, Destiny, in part because he was not married to her mother.
News September 25, 2019
An unwed father hopes his case will change the way courts decide what it means to be a parent.