For foster kids, COVID-19 poses a second obstacle to stability and success

Ashley Riegle, Ashan Singh, and Allie Yang - ABC News

This article from ABC News describes some of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children in foster care in the United States. “Young people in care who are Black or brown are already facing, some might say, insurmountable challenges and obstacles in order to transition into successful early adulthood,” said Lyndsey Collins, president of the non-profit First Star. “Then when we couple that with the pandemic and the realities that the virus is impacting Black and brown communities to a higher degree than other communities ... it's a reality that we have to be … thoughtful around A) understanding and … B) taking action.”