Boy missing 8 years to stay in foster care
HOUSTON | A Houston boy who disappeared as an infant eight years ago and who was recently found will remain in foster care while therapists determine when he can be reunited with his parents, a judge ruled on Wednesday.
State District Judge Mike Schneider agreed with a Child Protective Services recommendation that 8-year-old Miguel Morin should remain in the state’s care at least until a May 16 hearing. The judge also signed off on a childservices recommendation that Miguel and his parents, Auboni Champion-morin and Fernando Morin, undergo therapy separately to see when the boy might be ready for a reunion.
The parents, who live in Houston and are both 29. They have four other children, ages 7 to 14, who are living with another couple under an agreement between the two couples. Child welfare officials can’t discuss the reasons the children aren’t living with their parents owing to confidentiality issues.