March 21, 2008
In re DESIREE O., a Minor, ))
Appeal from the
Respondent-Appellee ) Circuit Court of
) Cook County
(The People of the State of Illinois, ))
No. 03 JA 1137
Analynn D., ) Honorable
) Lawrence E. Flood,
Respondent-Appellee ) Judge Presiding.
(Migdalia R., Intervenor-Appellant)). )
JUSTICE O’MARA FROSSARD delivered the opinion of the court:
Intervenor Migdalia R., the former foster parent and maternal grandmother of Desiree O.,
a minor, appealed from orders of the circuit court that, first, denied her motion for placement of
Desiree, and, later, denied her motion to modify or vacate that judgment. On appeal, Migdalia R.
argues that (1) the trial court erroneously balanced the goal of reunification with the natural
parent against the best interests of the child; and (2) the trial court’s “return home” order was
against the manifest weight of the evidence. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.