By Jane Clayson
On Point /WBUR (7/2/18)
What happens when opioids ravage the lives of mothers and fathers? More foster children who need homes and families. Opioids and the crisis in foster care.
- Sherry Lachman, founder and executive director of Foster America.
- Helen Jones-Kelley, executive director of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services for Montgomery County, Ohio.
- Brittney Barros, a young leader from FosterClub, the national network for young people in foster care.
- Glenn Koster, a 62-year old retired IT worker who was adopted and fostered as a child. He’ll walk across the country starting Feb. 1 to raise awareness for foster care need.
From The Reading List:
NBC News:Opioid Crisis Straining Foster System As Kids Pried From Homes — “The case arrives with all the routine of a traffic citation: A baby boy, just 4 days old and exposed to heroin in his mother’s womb, is shuddering through withdrawal in intensive care, his fate now being determined here in a shabby courthouse that hosts a parade of human misery.”