FASD & the Justice System

Winnipeg Child and Family Services v. ZDV, [2000] MJ No 77 (QB) (Mullally J.)

Agency seeking PGO for 4 children – mother and father want all four, consent to aunt taking oldest – mother had been in child protection – volatile relationship with father – drinking problem – lack of stability and parenting skills – all four likely with FAS – all needy and require special care – each in separate foster homes for maximum attention – concern that aunt would be overwhelmed if took oldest rejected – despite criminal record of uncle, this best placement.