Case Number: 2022-014579

In Abuse/Neglect Cases - Children's Attorneys Project

Newborn baby boy came into DFS custody after both parents failed to provide proper care for baby boy’s well being.  The parents have struggled with drug use.  Mother has admitted to usage of drugs starting about three years ago.  She indicated she used drugs a couple days prior to baby’s birth.  Baby boy was affected by parent’s drug use and experienced withdrawal symptoms from prenatal drug exposure at time of birth.  Besides the parent’s on-going drug usage, they lack housing and income to provide for the basic needs of the baby.  This minor baby boy is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Status Check Hearing (Parent’s Progress) on 01/09/2023 at 11:00 a.m., and Review Hearing on 02/21/2023 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 8.

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