Wednesday, July 09, 2008

In Re A.B. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 8, 2008)

"Angelique has a lengthy history of mental illness and substance abuse. Before she and Leonard moved to California they lived in the State of Washington, where child protective services received approximately 600 referrals on her [!] and she lost custody of two daughters. . . . A.B. was born here in the fall of 2006 when Angelique was on a 72-hour hospital hold. She and Leonard were homeless and she was found 'wandering off a freeway.' . . . She was not taking medication for her bipolar disorder, seemed out of touch with reality, exhibited childlike behavior, such as thumb sucking, and tested positive for cocaine.

Oh yeah. I definitely want you raising a child. Doing crack and sucking your thumb. Nice combination.