when can baby come home after testing positive for opiates?

Rhiannon - posted on 05/22/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )




I am not the mother but my sister in law is. She recently gave birth to a little baby boy who sadly tested positive for opiates and was withdrawing badly the second he came out. Now Child Protective Services is involved. The baby boy (Kayson) is finally getting low scores the past few days. The mother has been staying clean, well doing her methadone program but thats it. I wanted to know as baby gets better and clean where is he going to go? Does anyone know the process for baby to get home? Nevada is very strict on drugs and children. Does the mother need to be completely off the methadone for them to let baby go home or as long as she is in treatment with just methadone in system that okay?


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Michelle - posted on 05/22/2014




Shawnn said everything so well.
I hope the baby is put into a loving foster family at least for now until your SIL can get off and stay off the crap.
What is your brothers role in all this? You haven't mentioned him at all.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/22/2014




Darn right CPS is involved, if your sister in law was dumb enough to CONTINUE to fix whilst pregnant. It's a blessing that baby survived at all.

Answer? Hopefully not until your sister in law has proven that she is clean and can STAY CLEAN. She's going to have to prove one hell of a lot before she'll regain custody of that precious child. She'd better be prepared to be serious. ESPECIALLY if he was thrown into withdrawal at birth, this indicates that she wasn't just playing around with it, the chick was stupidly hooked.

I seriously doubt she's getting custody any time soon. LIke I said, she'll have to prove that she's clean, sober, and staying that way, and even then, they can ask her to take random tests.

Hopefully she CAN do this, because she's got a kid to look forward to. Tell her good luck. Tell her you'll also kick the shit out of her if she starts it again. And then tell your brother to stop doing the shit too.

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