Newborn baby boy came into DFS care on January 15, 2020 after being born substance exposed (opiates) and the subsequent disclosure of ongoing domestic violence and mental health issues. Mother has mental health issues which causes her to be violent, father gives mother his prescription opiates in order to keep her calm. Mother’s unaddressed mental health, father’s enabling of same and both parents general unwillingness to identify and correct these problems seem to be the primary issues in this case. Minor’s current placement situation is TBD. Mother and father are reported to be in the pre-contemplation phase. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/21/2020 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 14.
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