Adopted a baby at birth that is now 18 months old, open domestic adoption but the bmom could not keep the baby because a legal issue so had we not adopted, the baby would likely have been placed in foster care or at least monitored by DHS. The bmom decided it was better she got to chose vs. letting foster care take the baby.
The Bmom denied alcohol & drugs during pregnancy but afterwards admitted use of pot to us when the baby was 3 mo. old.
The baby has been extremely difficult behaviorally to the point that our doctor is considering getting us services from the county. The doctor is concerned that the baby had other drugs in utero and wants us to ask the bmom is she did anything so we can get the baby help if needed. I know her roommate did meth.
I cant imagine how I will have that conversation. Any advice?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:04 PM on May. 22, 2010 in Adoption
Answer by Anonymous at 8:08 PM on May. 22, 2010
I doubt your going to get a truthful answer. And it's not going to change the outcome with your baby. It is not as if there is an "anti meth" treatment you need. The only thing it will tell the doctor is if any problems are more likely than not because of drug use other then genetic or random. The only thing you really can do is just deal with the problems that the baby has now and get educated about drug related problems so you know what to look for in the future.
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