Although this is a local newscast, the statistics are pretty much the same all over the country. The rise in need for foster homes is related to the rise in drug addictions – specifically, heroin.  This means that foster families are needed in all situations, including children who are born addicted to drugs.

It’s a tough job, caring for a drug-addicted newborn. It’s hours of crying each day, continual shaking and not a whole lot of sleep. But the effort pays off. Eventually, with tender care, the babies overcome their addictions and they are comfortable and happy. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent for infants or for any child, please contact your local Department of Child and Family Services.

Watch the newscast here.