A newborn baby boy came into DFS care on December 31, 2018 after he was born to a homeless mother, who admitted to drug use. Mother has a history of untreated mental health and substance abuse issues. No info about father is known, aside from the name. Mother allegedly has had other children that have been removed from her care. Neither parent appears to be engaged with the department. Child is currently placed with maternal grandmother. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing set for February 7, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. in Courtroom 14.
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