Opinion | The Opioid Plague’s Youngest Victims: Children in Foster Care

Our stunning failure to care for our most vulnerable children is a cause and devastating consequence of the opioid crisis that is ravaging towns around the country. We can’t end the crisis — or a host of other problems — until we fix our beleaguered child welfare system. As more Americans struggle with opioid addiction […]

Darcy Olsen: Don’t let vulnerable children linger in foster care  

As a foster parent for seven years, I’ve cradled the opioid crisis in my arms.With parents unwilling or unable to get clean, 50,000 newborns will enter state foster care systems this year. What happens next is Russian roulette.Consider Mary, born in a Greyhound bus station bathroom. She tested positive for meth, heroin and alcohol. Nurses […]