I found your website because I am interested in finding out how many of nurses out there deals with newborns who are born with meth in their systems. I am located in the Vancouver, WA area and it seems there is a lot of meth babies being born that are going to foster care families.
I am in the process of becoming one of those foster parents and want to know the problems I will be dealing with since I am requesting drug babies only.
This is something that has had my interest for some time.
I am also raising my grandson. We have had him since he was 3 and is not 11. He is very active in soccer and basketball and has been a joy.
Anyway I will posting questions soon on the effects of meth on babies and hope that I will get some good feed back from all you.
Sep 8, '06
I, too, am concerned and saddened to see babies with prenatal exposure to methamphetamine, crack, heroin, alcohol, and even tobacco. Parents should not be selfish to the point that they inflict lifelong adult problems onto infants who never asked to be brought into this crazy world. I commend you for adopting infants who were born addicted to drugs since it takes a special person to undertake the special feat.
Sep 8, '06
Hi Donna. It's such a dreadful situation. Good luck. We need more people like you.
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