Short of sexual or physical abuse it's horrendously traumatic to remove children from their homes and stick them into the loveless getto of fostercare. A Family Law judge wrote
"The typical foster parent I see is a single woman who has several biological children of her own. She is supported by welfare or social security disability. She is a high school dropout whose own kids are marginally functioning. She does not have the ability to help them with their schoolwork, and she has little hope for a brighter economic or social future."
Smoking pot is not a good enough reason to destroy a family. But knowing the system I naturally wonder about a rampant act called baby stealing. Someone turns a mother in and then adopts the baby effectively stealing the child out from under her.