Thursday, December 13, 2007

In Re C.J. (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 11, 2007)

"Mother was born in August 1979. She began using drugs at age 16. She has given birth to seven children in 12 years by three men. Her first child, M.F., was born in 1993 when she was 14 and had been molested by her stepfather. Her next two children, D.K. and C.K., were fathered by her foster brother and born in March and November 1997."

You can pretty much figure out the rest. Nothing good becomes of anything.

Later in the opinion, by the way: "Witnesses stated the parents had neglected the children, left them unattended in the bathtub, and allowed C.P., the two year old, to cook food in the microwave."

Nice parenting. (This is a dependency case with meth-addicted parents, as you might well have guessed. When you've got egregious facts like this, it's almost always meth.)