I have a beautiful child I've adopted from Wayne county, she began as my foster child and after her parents rights were terminated we were able to adopt her (five years later!)
What bothers me the most is,the fact that the child was born addicted to heroin. The hospital let the mother
bring her home after going through rehab, and then she was followed up by the state for approx three months. Then the mother proceeded to relapse and neglect the child to the point her own father turned her in to protective services.
Why doesn't the system protect the "UNBORN" innocent child such as a physically abused BORN "innocent" child? Why shouldn't the child be removed from custody immediately.
If a child is born ADDICTED to an ILLEGAL substance WHY aren't the parental rights
terminated at BIRTH?
What can I/ we do to change this??? This is CHILD ABUSE! I agree there is not enough jail cells to hold all these mothers, but there sure are enough adoptive waiting parents out there for these innocent children!!!! Why NOT help our own economy by ADOPTING OUR OWN CHILDREN, RIGHT HERE IN THE USA!!! Instead of going over seas to adopt.
Instead of these children ending up part of the system for the rest of their lives, most likely. Lets get them into homes where people desperately want a child and would do anything for them.
Please help me figure out what I can do to help the innocent babies & the waiting adoptive families???