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Filed on
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
SUMMARY: The active efforts requirement of ICWA applies even after the children are returned home to the parent.Rehabilitation plan requirements on medical care were not relevant to the adjudication of inappropriate discipline. Shayla H., DOB 8/01, Shania H., DOB 8/03, and Tanya H., DOB 9/04, were...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
SUMMARY: Termination of the father’s parental rights was proper where he did not live with or support the child prior to removal, was incarcerated for two years, and had made many poor life decisions that placed him in a poor position to be able to parent. Hayden, DOB 1/08, was removed from his...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights based largely on events stemming from a decade-old child death was proper because the mother has not shown she will prioritize her children’s safety given her current relationship and her less-than-forthcoming responses. A cross-appeal will not be considered...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights was improper where the mother made continuous improvements after she ended an abusive relationship with her boyfriend. Chloe, DOB 6/03, and Carly, DOB 9/07, were removed from the mother, Staci, on January 22, 2010, after Chloe was found to have bruises on her...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination of parental rights were proper where the mother had received parenting assistance since 2003 but failed to make sufficient progress to allow the children to return to her care. The children were removed from the home of the mother, Selina, on the following dates: Nyaliet,...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
SUMMARY: Termination was proper where the parents were unable over the course of several years to properly parent the children, who were exhibiting severe behaviors and had high needs. The children’s statements made to the therapist and caseworker were properly admitted in satisfaction of due...Read more
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012
SUMMARY: Because there was no evidence of domestic violence between the parents creating definite risk of harm to the children, dismissal of the 3a petition was proper. Blessing S., DOB 2/09, and Phillip S., Jr., DOB 2/10, are the children of Shardee and Phillip. On February 24, 2011, the State...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
SUMMARY: The mother’s bond with the children does not overcome the substantial evidence supporting termination of parental rights in an child injury case. Kavasea S., DOB 4/02, Dominique S., DOB 1/03, Josezier H., DOB 5/05, Onyashy A., DOB 10/07 were removed from the mother’s home on March 3, 2008...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
SUMMARY: Termination of the father’s parental rights was proper because he failed to follow through on sex offender and parenting programs while incarcerated and had poor interaction with the children during therapeutic visitation even when prompted, and because the children’s behaviors had...Read more
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
SUMMARY: Evidence establishing the mother’s repeated substance use, subsequent drug treatment programs and ongoing failure to provide stability for the children showed that termination was in the children’s best interests regardless of the loving relationship she had with them. The judge’s...Read more
 
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