An acquaintance of our family fosters children. She recently fostered a baby for a few weeks, whose mother felt she was unable to looking after him herself. The social workers evidently agreed, and entered the baby into the fostering program.
So what was the big disaster that rendered this woman incapable of looking after her own child for a few weeks and caused the state to intervene? Was she in rehab? Was her boyfriend beating her? Did she have a nervous breakdown or severe post-natal depression?
She was moving house.