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Family Law Keyed to Wadlington
In re Jeffrey E.
Citation:557 A.2d 954
Jeffrey was born to Linda and James. Linda is the primary caretaker and James is a passive parent. Jeffrey had pneumonia and was hospitalized several times when he was one years old. His parents were unable to provide the medication and therapies ordered by his physician, and Jeffrey became ill and had to be hospitalized again. He was then temporarily removed to foster care. In foster care, his medical condition improved with his foster mother’s strict attention to the complicated medical instructions. The Department then pursued three reunification plans in the form of written service agreements, but Linda and James did not comply with the terms of the agreement and the Department did not see improvement in their parenting abilities, so the department discontinued reunification efforts and petitioned the court for termination of the parental rights, which the District Court granted.
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