(Fox News) The foster care system in some states changed the way they operated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In June, Florida celebrated its 100th adoption done over zoom, but in places like New York, the system paused for months.
“Many families decreased their capacity. Other families decided to close and step back for this time and so yes, there was a significant impact on the number of children we were able to serve during the pandemic,” Buckner’s Senior Director of Domestic Foster Care and Adoption Debbie Sceroler said. “Many of them experienced loss of jobs or decrease in hours or maybe illnesses and also families realized they would have to provide education for the children because schools were being done virtually.”