A typical morning for Arnie Eby begins at 6 a.m. He and his wife, Donna, fix breakfast for their four adopted kids and three foster children, then check their backpacks and pack lunch boxes. Once his wife heads to work as the health manager of a local Head Start program, he sees the children onto five different school buses and then sits down for a cup of coffee.”Monday morning, that recovery cup of coffee might take an extra hour,” said Eby, 56, who lives in Hagerstown, Maryland, and works part time helping support other foster families in the state.Since the threat of COVID-19 closed schools in Maryland nearly three weeks ago, life in Eby’s home has changed dramatically.Local nonprofits that provide mental health services and programs for children with disabilities — which Eby and his wife rely on to support their seven children, who range in age from 5 to 18 and have differing levels of special needs and histories of trauma — closed shortly after. (The couple also have two biological daughters who have grown up and moved away from home.) Now, with their seven younger children home all day, the Ebys’ only support comes from emails and calls


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