Adoption & Guardianship

IN RE: ADOPTION/GUARDIANSHIP OF K.L.

CINA — Termination of parental rights — Psychologically incapable of parenting On January 26, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services removed K.L.—who was just an infant at the time—from the legal and physical custody of her parents following ...

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IN RE: ADOPTION/GUARDIANSHIP OF J.M.

CINA — Termination of parental rights — Clear and convincing evidence Marcus L. (“Father”) challenges the termination of his parental rights as to his son, J.M., by the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, sitting as a juvenile court. The court ...

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IN RE: S.C.

Guardianship — Special Immigrant Juvenile Status — Motion for eligibility findings Diego Ciprian de Leon, appellant, appeals from the ruling of the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County denying his: (1) Petition for Guardianship of S.C., a national of Guatemala; ...

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IN RE B.C., IN RE ADOPTION/GUARDIANSHIP OF B.C.

CINA — Termination of parental rights — Disestablishment of paternity On September 16, 2016, the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, sitting as a juvenile court (“the juvenile court”), disestablished and terminated the presumptive paternity of G.C. (“Appellant”) to minor B.C. ...

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IN RE: ADOPTION/GUARDIANSHIP OF K.L.

CINA — Termination of parental rights — History of domestic violence On January 26, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services removed K.L.—who was just an infant at the time—from the legal and physical custody of her parents following ...

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IN RE: B.C.

CINA — Presumptive paternity of husband — Best interest of child On September 16, 2016, the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, sitting as a juvenile court (“the juvenile court”), disestablished and terminated the presumptive paternity of G.C. (“Appellant”) to minor ...

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IN RE: ADOPTION/GUARDIANSHIP OF M.C.

CINA — Termination of parental rights — Exceptional circumstances This is the second appeal from an order of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City terminating appellant’s parental rights to child, M.C. In this appeal, appellant challenges the circuit court’s findings ...

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IN THE MATTER OF J.A.

Guardianship — Special immigrant juvenile status — Return of child to native country J.A., the immigrant child in this case, was born in San Miguel, El Salvador. After illegally entering the United States, he was detained by immigration officers and ...

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IN RE: ADOPTION/GUARDIANSHIP OF S.E. and N.I.

CINA — Termination of parental rights — Admission of department reports Following a three-day trial, the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, sitting as the Juvenile Court, terminated the parental rights of Andrea L. (“Mother”), appellant, with respect to her minor ...

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