Case Number: 2021-010972

In Children's Attorneys Project (Abuse/Neglect Cases)

Newborn baby girl came into DFS care on March 31, 2021 due to mother and child both testing positive for opiates at time of birth. Mother admitted to a 10 year history of use of heroin. She stated she had used heroin every day during her pregnancy. The minor child remains hospitalized in the NICU suffering withdrawal symptoms. Mother stated that she had signed a temporary guardianship (6 months) to her mother after the child had been placed in emergency protective custody pursuant to a Judicial warrant.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 5/11/2021 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

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