Today, I thought I would talk about some of the struggles that my previous foster siblings have faced coming into our home. I think that one of the most prominent struggles that I have seen would be drug addiction. On more than one occasion, we have had babies placed with us who were born addicted to drugs because their mothers were using while pregnant.
It’s really sad to see babies go through withdrawal, because they haven’t done anything bad and yet they are punished at the very start of their lives. The only thing you can do for them is to comfort and love them. It’s hard to watch them go through this stage, but my family has experienced this enough times to understand how to be there for them.
Drug addiction has a lasting impact on these children as well, like the fact that they can be developmentally behind in many areas of life. Taking in foster children who have been affected directly, or even indirectly, by drug use leaves a lasting impression on you.
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