Newborn baby girl came into DFS care on April 2, 2021 due to both mother and child testing positive for methamphetamine, marijuana and opiates at the time of birth. Mother stated that she had been using heroin twice a day and methamphetamine every day or every other day prior to giving birth to the child. Mother reported that her drug use did not impair her ability to parent, stating that she was parenting her older daughter, who is in the custody of her father. Father reported that she had visited two or three times but was not involved in parenting the child, including denying her statement that she helped minor with school work and tutoring. Putative father is reported to be serving a federal sentence in custody and is not available to raise the child. Next court date is a Plea Hearing on 5/11/2021 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.
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