A New York Family Lawyer said that in July 2007, the Nassau County Social Services (SS) filed petitions against the respondent , seeking the removal of her two children. On the same date, the respondent filed petitions seeking the return of her sons pursuant to FCA § 1028. A hearing was held and respondent’s return petition was denied and the children remained in the custody of the Social Services.
A Nassau County Family attorney said that, the respondent consented to a finding of neglect in the underlying neglect petition. A New York Custody Lawyer said that the Order of Custody to SS was vacated, a one year Order of Supervision was entered and the children were returned to the respondent. The terms of the Order indicated that the respondent was to cooperate with SS and Preventive Services, and attend the PACT program. The respondent voluntarily placed the children in foster care, as she reported to be suffering from depression at that time. The children were placed in the home of a certified foster parent, where they continue to reside. The two children were three years old and ten months old at the time that they were placed in foster parent’s home.
The respondent gave birth to her third child. Thereafter, SS filed a neglect petition against the respondent, on behalf of this child. A Bronx Family Lawyer said the Children Services additionally filed neglect petitions against the respondent in Queens County, where the respondent had been living, regarding the same child. The Queens County Court paroled the child to the non-respondent father, with supervision by Children Services. Additionally, the Court issued a Temporary Order of Protection, which vacated the respondent from the home, prohibited the respondent from having any contact with the child if under the influence of drugs or alcohol and only allowed for agency supervised visits. Upon consultation with this Court, the case was transferred to Nassau County Family Court.