As Texans have sheltered in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, we’ve all become even more dependent on digital devices to keep us connected. Many adults are working from home, while kids are logging in to attend school and video chat with friends and family.
The well-being of children in foster care is always a concern, but never more so than in the current health crisis. The goal of the child protection system is to reunify children with their parents, but on any given day there are around thirty thousand children and youth in foster care in Texas. They are living apart from their parents and families after a judge has determined that there is credible evidence of abuse and neglect.