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Guardian ad Litem Success Story 19

Kids’ Voice and the Guardian ad Litem were instrumental in providing information necessary for the court to keep a guardianship in place for the safety of the child.

Kids’ Voice was appointed as Guardian ad Litem (GAL) to Andrew, an 8-month-old child, when the child’s Aunt had requested a guardianship because the child was born addicted to drugs. At age 3, our case for this child continued as Mother refused to keep the child away from the child’s Father, who was on parole for molesting his older child. Kids’ Voice and the GAL were instrumental in providing information necessary for the court to keep the guardianship in place. When the child first came to live with Aunt, the child’s weight was too low because she wasn’t getting enough to eat. Over the two years of Kids’ Voice’s appointment, there were several ups and downs in Mother’s life, and the GAL tried to work out some time that Mother could safely see the child. Then, Mother was arrested and jailed on several charges including possession of heroin. Upon Mother’s release, she was put on probation and agreed to see the child in a supervised setting. The child continues to thrive in her Aunt’s care, while spending time with Mother in a safe, supervised setting.