FASD & the Justice System

SG v. Alberta (Director of Child Welfare), 2002 ABQB 1062, 2003 ABQB 1047 (Burrows J)

Appeal from permanent guardianship order granted in 2002 – SG with difficulty maintaining residence, sobriety – change in past six months – child with FASD – with same foster family for three years – option of adoption – despite progress of mother, still concern that inability to plan ahead and make appropriate parenting decision  - needs close supervision – permanent guardianship granted, no access because of potential for destabilization