Opioid crisis straining foster system as kids pried from homes

Across the country, the number of children in foster care is rising at unprecedented rates because of parents’ opiate addictions.

“A Monday with a heroin-dependent newborn spills into a Tuesday in which a trembling mother admits breaking her 70-day clean streak with a four-day bender. A Wednesday with two children found in a car beside a mother passed out on pills fades into a Thursday with a teen who found both his mother and grandmother overdosed on heroin.”

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