How the Coronavirus is Affecting the Foster System in Boulder County

Boulder Weekly | Angela K. Evans

“A lot of our parents don’t have cellphones, WiFi, laptops, so it took a week to figure out who needs them and who doesn’t need them so the County would provide anyway we could.”

Boulder County, like many in Colorado and the rest of the US, is utilizing a variety of new tools to keep parents connected with their children in foster care. However, restrictions for in-person activities and limited access to necessary technology have county officials concerned about the potential negative impact of the crisis on parents, children, and the foster care system.

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