Imagine that you’re longing for a few more children, but would rather help ou a child in need than get pregnant again. This could mean adoption, or even fostering. Now, imagine that there’s something very wrong with the child that you’ve brought into your home. What would you do?
That was the question that Lisa and Steve found when they decided to become foster parents. They already had a family of their own – 2 children but wanted more. Then they fostered a baby girl with a terrible problem.
What they did next will astonish you and boost your faith in humanity – it’s truly incredible.
12. Meet Lisa and Steve
11. Enter Erin
Foster parenting is strictly regulated by the state so that the children who go into foster care have the highest chance of receiving good care. It took over 2 years for Lisa and Steve to be accepted as foster carers. Then one day, baby Erin arrived in their lives bearing a huge burden.
10. She Was an Addict!
As you might expect, Erin’s biological mother had problems, which is why Erin needed foster care. She was a drug addict and sadly for Erin she had passed that addiction on to her baby. Erin was completely addicted to drugs and about to go through withdrawal. What Steve and Erin did next was amazing.
9. A Happy Family
Firstly, the couple nursed baby Erin back to health and took care of her through the difficult period of withdrawal. She’s pictured here with her new siblings and you can see she’s a happier, healthier baby already. Erin made a full recovery and then Steve and Lisa took the next step.