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The transition to virtual services upends parents hoping to get kids back from protective services.
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Advocates and experts are worried there may not be enough families willing to take children in.
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The Virginia Department of Social Services has seen a 50% drop in calls to the child abuse and neglect hotline since mid-March, but social workers are concerned that an increase in domestic violence and child abuse may be going unreported.
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Since the Great Recession, Arizona has cut programs that help poor families and spent more money on foster care and adoption services. The results have been tragic.

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