A newborn baby girl came into DFS care on August 6, 2021 because she was substance-exposed and there were serious concerns of physical risk due to parental substance abuse and lack of resources. She and her mother both tested positive for multiple drugs at the time of delivery. Her mother indicates she suffers from mental health issues. She reports she was prescribed medications but does not engage in services. The child presented with substance withdrawals and respiratory concerns. This newborn baby girl is in need of an attorney to represent her legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s):Plea Hearing on 9/28/21 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.
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