Family 411: Strain on Foster Care System

CINCINNATI (Sheila Gray) — The nation’s heroin epidemic created another crisis.

Foster care systems across the U.S. are overwhelmed.  When parents are addicted, locked up or going into treatment, what happens to their children?

A simple game of Candyland on the living room floor some might take it for granted, but not Cheryl Chambers.  Three of her four foster children came to her because of their mother’s 20 year heroin addiction.

Cheryl said, “The children were not the priority.  The drug was the priority.”

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