After officer adopts opioid-addicted baby, mom's struggle continues
A chance encounter with a homeless pregnant woman addicted to heroin put Albuquerque Police Officer Ryan Holets on an emotional journey. There's a second chapter.
Holets met Crystal Champ and her partner, Tom Key, shooting up heroin behind a convenience store in September. Champ, 35, was eight months pregnant and living in a tent alongside an Albuquerque interstate. Police body camera footage captured the interaction.In a stunning moment that would change all three of their lives forever, Holets -- a married father of four -- offered to adopt Champ's baby.Nearly a month later, a girl was born, and she has been cared for by the Holets family ever since....
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