FASD & the Justice System

Re SJH, 2003 ABPC 208 (Vickery J)

Application for permanent guardianship , two children (7,8) – mother didn’t participate in hearing – likely FASD for both children – father seeking custody but unstable in terms of work, relationship – unlikely to learn about FASD or supports required – little staying power – stable and responsible home trumps natural parents – permanent guardianship ordered, no access.