FASD & the Justice System

LMO (Re), 2003 SKQB 277 (Maher J.):  

Application for permanent care order – child apprehended at birth because of mother’s FAS – third child to be apprehended at birth –acknowledges would need FT third party supports – experts at hearing to talk about how people with intellectual disabilities can parent with supports – alternative option of open adoption – proposal is for infrequent access (1x per month or less) – decline to make open adoption order – not contemplated by legislation and would affect adoptability