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j0314146.jpgIn Matter of Demetrie T.J.C. v. Sully Ebtel C ., when the New York County Family Court found "permanent neglect" and terminated a mother's parental rights, an appeal to the Appellate Division, First Department, followed.

Although the Administration for Children's Services made "diligent efforts to encourage and strengthen the parental relationship" -- by referring the mother to drug rehabilitation, parenting-skills programs, and implementing a visitation schedule -- she reportedly refused to cooperate.

Since she missed many of her scheduled appointments, didn't timely report to the drug-treatment program, and, refused to participate in a parenting-skills course unless it was held in Kings County, the AD1 affirmed the outcome.

Was Sully sullied by the AD1?

j0162957.gifTo download a copy of the Appellate Division's decision, please use this link: Matter of Demetrie T.J.C. v. Sully Ebtel C .