IN RE: TAISHA R. and Another, Children Under the Age of Eighteen Years, etc., Nancy J., Respondent-Appellant, Ivan M., Respondent, Administration for Children's Services, Petitioner-Respondent.
Orders of disposition, Family Court, Bronx County (Sidney Gribetz, J.), entered on or about August 7, 2003, which, upon a fact-finding determination of neglect, placed the subject children in the custody of petitioner Administration for Children's Services to reside with their maternal aunt until March 9, 2004, unanimously affirmed, insofar as it brings up for review the fact-finding determination, and the appeal otherwise dismissed as moot, all without costs.
The placement has been rendered moot by the expiration of the dispositional order from which respondent appeals (see Matter of Thalia L., 303 A.D.2d 162, 754 N.Y.S.2d 886  ). The finding of neglect is supported by a preponderance of the evidence showing that respondent, who did not testify, regularly used marijuana while pregnant with the younger child and caring for both children, often to calm herself after an argument with the children's father. Moreover, respondent was not enrolled in a drug treatment program (see Family Ct. Act § 1046[a][iii]; Matter of Synovia G., 163 A.D.2d 257, 558 N.Y.S.2d 539 ; Matter of Krewsean S., 273 A.D.2d 393, 394, 709 N.Y.S.2d 616  ), and told the older child not to tell anyone about the father's repeated acts of domestic violence that were causing the child to experience fear and distress (see Matter of Nicholson v. Scoppetta, 3 N.Y.3d 357, 371-72, 787 N.Y.S.2d 196, 820 N.E.2d 840 ; Matter of Danielle M., 151 A.D.2d 240, 242-243, 542 N.Y.S.2d 525  ).