These two cuties are the children of two parents who struggle with addiction. Their parents want to be with them so badly, but this disease has prevented that from happening. Both parents are in the endless cycle of the incarceration system which does not offer treatment or help them break free from the cycle. In fact, it makes it worse.
My son is their father. I share his story every day, no longer embarrassed that my son struggles with addiction and is incarcerated. If we do not talk about this and address this epidemic, nothing will happen. Addiction is a whole family disease. We need to educate people and stop this epidemic.
These children deserve two parents in recovery. I hope and pray they can find it.