In this article for Truthout, Michelle Chan describes her own experience of having her son removed from her care and placed in foster care and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on families like hers. "Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in most U.S. foster children losing their visits indefinitely, with little effort by child welfare agencies to reduce negative impacts on the well-being of foster children or on their families’ ability to reunify," says Chan. "Foster youth are being abandoned by the state during this time of crisis. Think about how difficult a time this is for any child. Now, imagine being quarantined indefinitely as a foster child where you have no idea when you will see your parents next."