FASD & the Justice System

Re BG [1996] AJ No 780 (Fowler J.)

Application for permanent guardianship of 8 children – all had FAS – mother alcoholic and gambling addiction – father below average intelligence – poor living conditions – low intelligence in parents does not mean a child needs protection, but here lack necessary skills – permanent guardianship granted – two youngest without access to parents as no bond and want to increase chances of adoption.