The parent is almost done with a court case where she is getting her rights involuntarily terminated for a different child. She cannot pass drug tests and does not comply with any action plans or drug rehabs. She has gotten arrested for possession of a controlled substance and needles. She also has almost a dozen domestic violence cases as the victim within the past few years and hasn't had a stable residence in about 5 years since she separated with the father.
Some of the basis for terminating parental rights are included here in your fact pattern. The frequency and severity of such actions are what the courts weigh in determining whether or not to terminate parental rights. If the same court is making such a determination for one child, it is highly likely that the same will be made for any other children of that parent, though there is no guarantee. If you are in a position to petition the court or if you have another interest, you should seek legal counsel of a family law attorney to find out your options.
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Here is the speech: you have children involved. They are important, or should be. Get an attorney. If you cannot afford one try legal aid, the local law school, local organizations that assist with children's issues, or the bar association.
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