Boy miss­ing 8 years to stay in foster care

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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.

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