Sometimes a parent can’t provide the care a child needs. However, that shouldn’t necessarily mean the child should never have contact with that parent. Mr. Goldman’s client couldn’t care for his child; but, had a family member who could and wanted to be the child’s guardian. However, the Department of Human Services disagreed with that plan and wanted to ‘free the child for adoption’. So, they went to trial. At trial, the judge agreed with Mr. Goldman that the better plan for this child was to continue the family connection with a safe relative guardian.