STATE OF LOUISIANA IN THE INTEREST OF K.B. (DOB 12/20/2005); B.B. (DOB 12/18/2006); A.B. (DOB 09/17/2009); S.B. (DOB 06/17/2011); K.B. (DOB 10/08/2012); A.B. (DOB 10/29/2014)
from the Fourth Judicial District Court Parish of Ouachita,
Louisiana Trial Court No. 21, 297J Honorable Sharon I.
VARHONDA E. BURRELL Counsel for Defendant/Appellant, Father
ACADIANA LEGAL SERVICES, CORP. By: Tammy D. Weaver Counsel
for Plaintiffs/ Matzke Appellees, Children
LANDRY Attorney General Counsel for Plaintiff/ Appellee,
State of Louisiana
S. TEW District Attorney
L. SANDERS, II Assistant District Attorney
COURTNEY W. FRANKLIN Counsel for Plaintiff/ Appellee, State
of Louisiana, DCFS
M. ADAMS Counsel for Defendant/ Appellee, Mother
BROWN, STONE, and BLEICH (Ad Hoc), JJ.
child in need of care proceeding, the father appeals a trial
court's judgment changing a case plan goal from
reunification to adoption for the father's six children.
For the following reasons, we affirm.
AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
children, K.B., age ten, B.B., age nine, A.B., age six, S.B.,
age four, Ki.B., age three, and Am.B., age 17 months, were
removed from their parents' custody on March 18, 2016,
based on allegations that the children were in need of care
pursuant to La. Ch. C. art. 606(A) due to neglect and a lack
of supervision for all six children, and the physical and
sexual abuse of S.B. On March 17, 2016, S.B. was taken to the
emergency department at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in
West Monroe with a broken right femur. S.B.'s mother,
B.B., and father, W.B., alleged that S.B. had fallen at their
home and broken her leg.
physicians at the medical center stated that S.B. had a
spiral fracture of her femur, which was inconsistent with the
parents' story of how S.B. was injured. A more thorough
examination of S.B. was made, and doctors discovered signs of
sexual abuse. After further investigation, B.B., the mother,
revealed that on March 15, 2016, W.B. came to her while they
were in the home and said that he thought he had broken