BROOKLYN - A Brooklyn mother who police think may have something to do with her child's disappearance appeared in court Monday.

The foster family caring for 7-year-old Patrick Alford says the child's biological mother, Jennifer Rodriguez, began calling their Starrett City home incessantly right up until he went missing.

Alford disappeared more than a week ago from his foster family's home. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.