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Parents Struggle To Spend Time With Children In Foster Care As Pandemic Shifts Visits Online

Published: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:47am
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The pandemic has forced just about everything to go virtual over the last year, and that includes visits between parents and their children who have been placed in foster care.

Instead of being able to spend time bonding with their children in person, parents would shake a baby rattle up to their computer’s camera or hold up food to show their toddlers — anything to try to get their attention.

That’s because these parental visits are important to their cases and can make the difference between getting their kids back and losing them forever.

Eli Hager reported the story for the Marshall Project, and The Show spoke with him about what parental visitation usually looks like for parents.

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