MASSACHUSETTS: Adoption of Malik
10.22.2013 | Termination of Parental Rights
The Appeals Court of Massachusetts dismissed appellant-mother’s appeal, finding that mother did not have standing to appeal the juvenile court’s order finding adoption by the child’s foster parents would serve his best interests. Here,... read »
INDIANA: In re the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of: N.Q.
10.08.2013 | Termination of Parental Rights
The Court of Appeals of Indiana reversed the trial court’s order terminating the parent-child relationship between appellant-parents and their children, finding that that trial court erred in relying primarily on evidence presented during a... read »
NEVADA: St. Mary v. Damon
10.03.2013 | Adoption / Assisted Reproduction
In a de novo review, the Supreme Court of Nevada reversed the district court’s order which found appellant-birth mother was merely a surrogate, not a legal parent of the child, and refused to uphold a co-parenting agreement between the appellant... read »
ILLINOIS: In re Able C.
10.03.2013 | Termination of Parental Rights
The Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, affirmed the trial court’s orders finding appellant-mother’s child to be neglected and adjudicating the child a ward of the court, holding that the trial court did not err in allowing... read »
MARYLAND: In re Adoption of Jayden G.
07.16.2013 | Termination of Parental Rights
The Court of Appeals of Maryland affirmed the Court of Special Appeals’ ruling that affirmed the juvenile court’s denial of appellant-mother’s motion to stay the termination of parental rights proceedings while her appeal of the plan change... read »
WISCONSIN: Rosecky v. Schissel
07.11.2013 | Adoption / Assisted Reproduction
In an appeal before the court on certification by the court of appeals, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin reversed the circuit court’s determination that a parentage agreement between the parties to a surrogate pregnancy was not enforceable and its... read »
KANSAS: In re Adoption of H.C.H.
07.05.2013 | Adoption
The Supreme Court of the State of Kansas reversed the court of appeals’ decision that affirmed the district court’s ruling that Kansas courts do not have jurisdiction over appellant-stepfather’s petition to adopt because a Mississippi court... read »
SOUTH CAROLINA: Hensley v. Koller
07.03.2013 | Adoption
The United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit reversed the district court’s judgment denying defendant-Directors of South Carolina Department of Social Services’ motion for summary judgment, finding that although plaintiff-adoptive parents... read »
ARIZONA: Roberto F. v. Arizona Dep’t. of Economic Security
04.30.2013 | Termination of Parental Rights
The Court of Appeals of Arizona, Division One, Department D, vacated the trial court’s judgment terminating appellant-father’s parental rights, finding that the evidence was insufficient to support termination. First, the appellate court... read »
CONNECTICUT: Adem v. Napolitano
04.29.2013 | Adoption
The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut granted plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment in his case challenging defendant-United States Citizenship & Immigration Services’ (USCIS) denial of his I-730 Asylee Relative... read »
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