Officer who adopted drug addict’s baby was Trump’s State of the Union guest

Police officer adopts heroin addict's baby

Albuquerque police officer who convinced a pregnant woman he found using heroin to let him adopt her unborn child attended President Donald Trump’s State of the Union

 

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An Albuquerque police officer who convinced a pregnant woman he found using heroin to let him adopt her unborn child attended President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address as a guest of the president.

The officer and his wife were praised last month for adopting the baby girl they named Hope. They adopted the girl after the addicted mom agreed to let the couple raise her baby.

The baby is now 10 weeks old and is recovering after being born with an opioid addiction.

Holets found the homeless woman and a man using heroin near a convenience store in September, police said. But instead of charging the couple with drug possession, he asked to adopt her child.

City officials called the officer’s act selfless, said it gave the infant a chance at a new life and attracted international attention in an era of a rampaging opioid epidemic.

Holets and his wife already had four children.

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