Opioid Epidemic Leads to Foster Care Crisis in Many States
Meg Biallas Henry (Former Staff)Child Abuse & Neglect Housing & Homelessness Poverty & Family Economics
Across the United States, the opioid epidemic isn’t just affecting addicts. It’s hurting their children, who are going into an increasingly beleaguered foster care system. Demand for foster homes can’t keep up with the numbers of kids needing placements.
Indiana is particularly feeling the burden in its foster-care system due to the drug epidemic in the state.