Juliana, 3, was born with a drug addiction because her mom used drugs in pregnancy. Her mom was only 18, and didn’t always understand how to take care of her baby. Her grandparents, concerned about Juliana’s safety, took them both in – but it was clear that her mom was still having challenges that made it hard for her to care for Juliana. To make sure that Juliana had the stability she needed, the Law Center helped her grandparents obtain a custody order that would ensure that they could make medical decisions for her and keep her safe. Now, her mom is undergoing drug treatment and Juliana is a happy toddler.
*Name and story has been modified to protect the identity of the child