Tuesday, September 26, 2017

In Re: J.P. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 26, 2017)

Meanwhile, in the "it just keeps getting worse and worse the more you read" department . . . .

"J.P. is the youngest of nine children. All his siblings were involved in dependency proceedings at one time or another, and two found adoptive homes several years before J.P. was born. J.P. was born in 2006 and has been in the juvenile dependency system almost his entire life. . . . He was removed from mother’s home in May 2011 after she was arrested for assaulting her boyfriend with a deadly weapon. . . . Adoption was originally identified as the permanent plan for J.P., but his mental and emotional health never stabilized to the point where a long-term foster home, let alone a prospective adoptive home, could be identified. Between November 2011 and July 2014, J.P. attempted suicide and had numerous involuntary psychiatric hospitalizations."

Man oh man.