Foster care rates skyrocketing amid drug addiction in southern Oregon

When Natalie Robbins went into labor two months earlier than she was expected, the doctors said her baby girl had gone into shock. Natalie’s eyes welled and looked to the hospital ceiling.

“Oh my God,” she thought to herself. “I just killed this child because of my drug addiction.”

Months earlier, when she first discovered that she was pregnant, she knew she would have to put the baby up for adoption. Struggling with an addiction to methamphetamine and alcohol, she wasn’t in a place to care for her current three children, let alone a fourth.

Source: Foster care rates skyrocketing amid drug addiction in southern Oregon | Health | nrtoday.com