Court does not need to provide every child with a home in a 50’s sitcom, just one that is reasonably safe and secure for the child.

March 25, 2011

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76D Child CustodyWhile court system may not be able to provide every child with perfect, white bread, cookie-cutter childhood replete with sitcom-like suburban experiences, court system must fashion solution that provides protection for children, with reasonable opportunity to reach adulthood safely and in as good physical and mental health as practicable.
In re Jade E. G., 575 S.E.2d 325 (W. Va. 2002)