On medicating foster children
January 16, 2012
by staffOn medicating foster children "About a year after I was adopted I found out I was on 20 different drugs total, and sometimes I took up to five drugs at one time.... Some of the things I was diagnosed with were Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Insomnia, ADHD, Depression. ... I had side effects no one told me about ... I think putting me on all these stupid meds was the most idiotic thing I've ever experienced in foster care and was the worst thing someone could do to foster kids."
--Ke'onte Cook, 12, testifying before a U.S. Senate hearing on January 12, 2012