WBUR: Kids are increasingly entering foster care because of parental drug use

July 24, 2019

WBUR reports on new research from Boston Children’s Yohanis Anglero Diaz, MD, that shows the number of children entering the foster care system in the United States because of parental drug use more than doubled from 2000 to 2017, even as total entries into the system fell. The paper provides insight into how the opioid epidemic has affected the foster care system. Read more from WBUR