- Court: Oregon Court of Appeals
- Area(s) of Law: Juvenile Law
- Date Filed: 03-06-2013
- Case #: A151194
- Judge(s)/Court Below: Ortega, P.J. for the Court; Sercombe, J; and Hadlock, J.
- Full Text Opinion
Mother and Father appealed from an order of the juvenile court that changed the permanency plan for their child from reunification to adoption. The Parents argued that the Department of Human Services (DHS) had not made reasonable efforts to promote reunification, which the trial court found that it had, and that the trial court erred in determining that the Parents would not be able to make sufficient progress in a reasonable amount of time for the Child to be returned home. The Court of Appeals found that the record supports the findings of the juvenile court; DHS only needed to made reasonable efforts in following the recommendations made by the clinician and the parents, due to their decreased cognitive abilities, would not be able to make the necessary progress for the Child to return home in a reasonable amount of time. Affirmed.