Fostering Familial Relationships

Colin’s mom was addicted to heroin and left her son with different relatives at different times. Sometimes she’d leave Colin with his father who was in and out of their lives. The last weekend Colin spent with his father ended at Children’s Hospital after Colin suffered a broken leg under...

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