In Re: C.F.

The Madison County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division, granted permanent custody of a child, C.F., to the Madison County Department of Job and Family Services, Children Services Department.  The child’s father, S.F., appealed.   The Court of Appeals affirmed the juvenile court’s judgment, noting that the child had undergone surgery to improve his medical condition and “still has a narrow airway that requires monitoring as he is still susceptible to breathing problems and may require future surgery.”  The case plan in this case “indicated that the parents should not smoke around C.F. because of physicians’ concerns about the effects of smoke on C.F.’s respiratory conditions.”  Nonetheless, S.F. was observed, despite repeated admonishments, on occasion smoking just before visiting C.F.

2005 Ohio 6559, 2005 Ohio App. LEXIS 5911 (Ct. of App. Of Ohio, 12th App. Dist., Madison Cty. 2005).