Drug addiction can make a serious impact on a person’s overall health, as well as influence other lives too. It’s not only a matter of health, but people who struggle with addiction can also unintentionally hurt the rest of their family and friends, make them lose money and respect. Any kind of drug addiction is bad and it can cause serious damage, especially if you decide to continue with it, despite the fact that your family suffers. A report from Narconon, an organization devoted to rehabilitation for addicts, states on this issue, “An individual who is drug dependent is usually driven by one thing, and one thing only: getting and using more drugs.”
This usually means that they will also start neglecting their own children, too, and they are the most innocent in the story. Such was the case with the now 17-month-old Coleman, whose parents were drug addicts. Luckily, Coleman’s cousin is now into the process of legally adopting him, and he seems to be thriving.
The 21-year-old Blaine Hamilton and the entire Hamilton family of six from Alvord, Texas, are the ones who welcomed the baby into the family. Now, they are in the process of formalizing his adoption.
Coleman’s parents are both suffering from serious drug addictions, and were unable to care for him themselves. Coleman also suffered from a range of health problems as a direct result of his parent’s addictions. He developed pyloric stenosis, which required a surgical operation on his stomach. In addition to this, baby Coleman also suffered from undernourishment and numerous other ailments. That’s why Child Protective Services were involved and the baby is now safe.
Baby Coleman is already doing much better. When Kaysi posted pictures showing how well he had improved physically, millions of people became emotional.
In a recent interview, Kaysi Hamilton stated that adjusting to life with a new addition to the family was hard in the beginning. However she also stated that entire local community helped them out.
“He was malnourished and exposed to harmful drugs,” Kaysi stated.
She added, “People we knew — we live in a really small town — actually showed up and brought us stuff. It’s been a big change, but we love him so much. Coleman grew healthier, and we grew, emotionally and mentally. We know that God has a special purpose for him. He is a smart, healthy little boy.”
The toddler is no longer affected with pyloric stenosis, and has gained a healthy amount of weight.
“We nicknamed him ‘our little trooper,'” Kaysi said.