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Family Law Keyed to Wadlington
New Jersey Division of Youth and family Services v. B.G.S.
Citation:677 A.2d 1170
B.G.S. had abused drugs and alcohol for nearly thirty years and suffered from bipolar disorder and polysubstance dependence. Her son’s paternal grandfather reported to DYFS that she had left her one month old son alone in an apartment. She later placed him voluntarily in foster care and sought hospitalization for herself, and regained custody when he was eleven months old. A year later, DYFS again took custody of the son. Eventually, the son bonded with his foster mother and DYFS’s expert psychologist concluded that it was in his best interest to no longer be visited by B.G.S. The son’s foster parents wish to adopt him and object to any post-termination visitation or notice to B.G.S. of the adoption proceedings.
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