Our examination of the record shows beyond question that no valid grounds for termination occurred during that time. Indeed, it demonstrates that the only change in the very favorable circumstances of the mother, including her successful efforts to break her drug dependency, to secure and hold full-time employment and to find a satisfactory home, was an arrest for an alleged offense which was later nolle prossed, and as to the circumstances of which there was no evidence, but which caused her to miss a single parenting class, part of a case plan which was otherwise fully complied with. Obviously, this far from justifies the termination of her parental rights.
D.C. v. Department of Children and Families, — So.3d —-, 2012 WL 716127 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2012).
Supervising Attorney, Practitioner in Residence, and Lecturer at the University of Miami School of Law’s Children and Youth Law Clinic. | J.D., University of Michigan Law School in 2007. B.S. Computer Science and B.A. Linguistics, University of Texas in 2003. | Practice areas: administrative law, dependency & foster care, mental health advocacy.