August 5, 2005
Children of meth users are filling foster homes
This article highlights one woman's experience with meth and how it's affected her family. Melissa Sjoblom is 37 years old and is in prison for making meth. She had her 15 year old son arrested and sent to treatment, for the third time, when he came to visit her high.
The article continues to give statistics pertaining to the number of kids in Minnesota foster homes because of a parent's meth use. Sixty five percent of washington County foster home kids are there because of abuse and neglect resulting from a parent's meth use, nad more than half of the Pine County foster placements are attributed to meth.
I knew that the situation existed, but I had no idea that the numbers were so high.