As the opioid crisis continues to grow nationwide, how is it impacting foster care? Since 2010, the number of child removals in which substance abuse was a factor has nearly quadrupled. The number of children entering out-of-home care has nearly doubled. Between 2012 and 2016, the number of children born with drug exposure has tripled. For more information click here.
As Opioid Crisis Strains Foster Care, States Aren’t Tracking the Damage