SS has been involved with this family for four years. During this time, there have been ongoing concerns regarding mother’s inability to maintain a safe and stable home, provide for her children’s daily needs, and use appropriate parenting approaches. These problems stem from mother’s ongoing drug use.
Mother previously had two of her children removed from her care with permanent custody awarded to SS because of these problems. She has been unwilling to seek substance abuse treatment and has failed to make any progress on her case plan. The safety and well-being of her youngest child, age 4 days, would be seriously jeopardized if allowed to leave the hospital in mothers care.