Houston: A family court judge in Dallas has ruled that the 4-year-old sister of Sherin Mathews, the Indian toddler found dead in a culvert in Texas last month, will soon leave foster care to live with an extended family member, according to media reports on Tuesday. US Child Protective Services (CPS) officials had removed the girl after Sherin, 3, was reported missing October 7 by her Indian-American adoptive father Wesley Mathews.
CPS spokesperson Marissa Gonzales said the mother, Sini Mathews, and her family have been cooperative. "Well a home study was done on family members. We're just waiting on everyone to be in agreement that that's the place for her. Then she can be moved to the family member's home," she was quoted as saying by WBAP radio station.
Once the child is placed in the home, the length of time is uncertain, she said without naming the child. "At this point everything is temporary. The final decision will come from a judge and we don't know when that will be," said Gonzales. It was not clear which relatives would have custody.