LA Cnty. Dept. of Children and Family Serv. v. Maritza M.Annotate this Case
Mother appealed the juvenile court's jurisdictional findings and disposition orders declaring her son to be a person described by Welfare and Institutions Code section 300, subdivision (b), and removing the son from Mother’s custody. The court concluded that substantial evidence supports the jurisdictional finding as to Mother where Mother has significant limitations, has very little control over her limbs, could not speak, used a wheelchair, and relied on others to meet all of her activities of daily living. Further, the evidence before the juvenile court also set forth specific social worker concerns about Mother and her unwillingness to parent her son to the extent she was able, and Mother failed to provide any care and control over her son. Finally, substantial evidence supports the juvenile court's disposition orders and finding of reasonable efforts. Accordingly, the court affirmed the orders.