Baby Born Addicted to Drugs Finds a “Forever Home”


By Caitlin O’Kane

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Baby Dylan was born in April and entered into the Buckner Foster Care and Adoption system in Texas. Like many of the children Buckner encounters, Dylan was born addicted to drugs.


The little girl suffered from tremors, sneezing fits, and a high-pitched cry. She had to be put on morphine, and it took three months to wean her off her drug dependency.

It’s a problem becoming more and more common amid America’s opioid epidemic. A report out last year found the number of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, meaning addiction that developed in the womb, increased five-fold from 2000 to 2012.

As she grows, Dylan may…click here to continue reading