Three siblings, ages, 16 years, 12 years, and 11 years, came into DFS custody after the father was arrested. Father is currently on an ICE hold as he has previously been deported twice and is facing a third deportation. Previously there has been domestic violence issues with the mother and she has been deported as well. Children were residing with the father and his girlfriend. The children do not have a relationship with their mother. Children currently want to stay with girlfriend; who is considered fictive kin. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement and visitation and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Continued Plea Hearing set for March 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.
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