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‘I didn’t have a job or a house. My son was put in foster care. I lost everything because of alcohol.’: Father beats addiction after hitting ‘rock bottom,’ celebrates 3 years of sobriety

“I relapsed and spiraled downhill very fast. I stopped going to my drug and alcohol counselor. I started cancelling visits with my son because I was ‘sick’. I felt so hopeless and unworthy as a parent and human being. Then, my case manager showed up and reminded me I was in it for my son. I literally broke down and cried. I told her to leave, and she refused. ‘I will be with you for anything you need.’ She reassured me I had the potential to do this.”

‘Can you pick him up right now?’ He was 2 months old with severe medical needs and no home. I had no idea what I was in for, but I was all in.’: Birth mother and foster mom ‘build lifelong friendship’

“The nurses warned me: ‘He’s not very interactive.’ He hadn’t smiled or cooed in the whole week he’d been there. ‘Hello, baby boy,’ I said. He immediately broke into a huge grin. Five days later, his mother pulled me into her arms. ‘I have been praying he would be safe and loved.’ This little boy brought us all together.”

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