FASD & the Justice System

Re Eli, 2008 SKQB 302 (Sandomirsky J.)

Minister seeking permanent custody order for two brothers, oldest of whom has FASD and numerous other challenges – parents with long history of alcoholism, violent relationship, no long-term improvements, despite treatment – parents seeking return – foster parent willing to consider an open adoption – children require substantial inputs, stability – parents not up to task – community supports lacking – permanent care