Since 2005, two children have been under the care of foster parents. The father, who is 68, was convicted of molestation. The 34-year-old mother was of “limited intelligence” according to a May 25th, 2012 New York Law Journal article.

The mother allowed the father unsupervised contact with the children even though she knew of his Level III sex offender status. The Westchester County Department of Social Services asked the court to take away the parent’s parental rights. The court let a psychologist and a caseworker give testimony. Ultimately, the court ruled that children were permanently neglected.

Children should benefit from fair and responsible parents. When this is not the case, a social services agency may step in so that the children can grow up in a safe environment. In this case, that was foster care, as opposed to living with the children’s actual parents.

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