Family | When single moms faced a pandemic crisis that might send their children to state care, Christian families stepped up to help—but two states have blocked the nonprofits that enable such work
by Emily Belz
Posted 6/11/20, 03:06 pm
Imagine you’re a parent who suddenly needs hospitalization for COVID-19, but you have no one to care for your child.
Last month a hospital in Maine admitted a mother, fairly new to the United States, who became seriously ill with COVID-19. She had nowhere to send her two teenage children, who also had contracted the virus and were alone at their apartment. (WORLD agreed to withhold their personal details for privacy reasons.) The hospital had called the local Child Protective Services (CPS) about the children, which is what hospitals must do in such cases.