The Stories of Alana and George
Like so many of the children whose cases FFCR reviews, Alana came into care under tragic circumstances. Alana's older sister physically abused her while their mother was hospitalized. The sister, claiming that Alana was ungovernable, declared that she no longer wanted to care for her. Alana entered care, and he mother died soon after. Sadly, Alana's sister failed to participate in therapy services to work through the issues that had brought Alana into care in the first place.
During a Citizen Review Panel (CRP) hearing in early 2014, Alana revealed that she had a substance abuse problem and wanted help. Continue reading ⇒
George initially entered care after his father allegedly abandoned him to his biological mother, whose parental rights had been terminated nine years before. After the father went two years with no contact with George and failed to engage in assigned case plan tasks, his parental rights were also terminated. One year later, in 2012, the case management agency applied for services for George from the Agency for People with Disabilities, and the request was approved.
Not long after, George's mom appeared before the court to request visits with her son. The court granted the request, and George and his mom began unsupervised visits in January 2014.