December 5, 2008
In re ) Appeal from the
) Circuit Court of
KONSTANTINOS H., a Minor, ) Cook County.
(The People of the State of Illinois, ) No. 05JA0332
v. ) Stephen Brodhay,
) Judge Presiding.
Leeann F. )
PRESIDING JUSTICE FITZGERALD SMITH delivered the opinion of the court:
Respondent Leeann F. (respondent) appeals from an order finding her to be an unfit parent
and terminating her parental rights to her minor child, Konstantinos H. (K.H.). The State and the
public guardian have filed appellees’ briefs. For the reasons that follow, we affirm.
K.H. is a boy born to respondent on February 4, 2005. He has lived with his maternal
aunt, Karyn O. (Karyn), since he was approximately two months old. On March 25, 2005,
respondent was incarcerated on charges of child endangerment and for violation of the terms of
her parole. As a result, on the same day, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
took protective custody of K.H. On March 29, 2005, the State filed a petition for adjudication of