I am a foster/adopt parent in Stanislaus County. We had our first placement in early 2009, the baby was taken into custody after the carseats was taken and thrown into the street with the 8 day old baby in it. The bio-mother
did not comply with court order reunification and so we finalized adoption in mid-2010. Before we finalized that adoption their was a sibling born, who was abused and abandoned, he was placed with us in early 2010. Services were not offered to the bio-mother in this case and we finalized early 2011.
The third child was born in mid 2011, and reunification services were offered in good-faith, however the bio-mother did not comply with the reunification guidelines, and so rights were again terminated and we finalsed adoption in late 2012.
Now earlier this year, there was another child born in Los Angeles County, after recommendation of the child to be placed with us and with the child's siblings. Los Angeles County decided that placing the child with the maternal grandmother (despite the concerns regarding her background in all the other cases, and this one) was sufficient.
Custody was signed over to the maternal grandmother.
My concern is that the bio-mothers life style (drugs, prostituting, theft) still continue. And placing the child under the supervision of another person who still lives other same house hold, does not protect the child from the same events the other siblings had to endure.
I am trying to find out if I have any rights in this situation, and if there is anything that I can do.