Unreported

IN RE: ADOPTION/GUARDIANSHIP OF D.W.J. AND M.W.

Guardianship/Adoption — Termination of parental rights — Sufficiency of evidence Appellants, Ericka W. (“Mother”) and Dewane W. (“Father”) jointly appeal an order of the Circuit Court for Somerset County granting the Somerset Department of Social Services’s (“SDSS’s”) Petitions for Guardianship ...

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In re: Adoption/Guardianship of J.D.

Guardianship — Service of notice on parent — Fraud and irregularity Jeremy D., appellant, is the father of the minor child, J.D. Both of J.D.’s parents were living in drug treatment programs when he was born. J.D. has lived with ...

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IN RE: ADOPTION/GUARDIANSHIP OF M.S.

Termination of parental rights — Expert opinions — Hearsay The Baltimore City Department of Social Services petitioned the Circuit Court for Baltimore City to terminate the parental rights of M.S.’s natural parents. At a hearing, the Department offered documents that ...

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IN RE: ADOPTION/GUARDIANSHIP OF T.M. & A.M.

CINA — Termination of parental rights — Failure to expressly determine unfitness or exceptional circumstances On June 8, 2016, the Circuit Court for Garrett County, sitting as a juvenile court, issued an opinion and order terminating the parental rights of ...

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IN RE: ADOPTION/GUARDIANSHIP OF R.R.

Adoption/Guardianship — Termination of parental rights — Inability to care for child in safe and appropriate manner The Circuit Court for Washington County, sitting as a juvenile court, granted the petition of the Washington Department of Social Services (“the Department”) ...

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IN RE: ADOPTION/GUARDIANSHIP OF I.M.

Termination of parental rights — Due process — Fair and impartial trial The Circuit Court for Baltimore City, sitting as a juvenile court, granted the petition filed by appellee, Baltimore City Department of Social Services (“the Department”), to terminate the ...

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IN RE: ADOPTION/ GUARDIANSHIP OF T.C., C.J. AND C.J.

Guardianship — Termination of parental rights — Exceptional circumstances Petitions for Guardianship with the Right to Consent to Adoption or Long-Term Care Short of Adoption and termination of parental rights (“TPR”) proceedings, seeking to terminate appellants’ parental rights of their ...

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In Re: Adoption/Guardianship of C.M. and L.M.

Guardianship trial — Termination of father’s parental rights — Ineffective assistance of counsel Patrick M. (“Father”) and Gina H. (“Mother”) are the parents of two minor children, L.M. and C.M. After a tumultuous relationship characterized by frequent drug abuse and ...

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IN RE: K.A.

CINA — Due process — Exclusion of father from child interview This appeal arises from a decision of the Circuit Court for Cecil County, sitting as a juvenile court, to change the permanency plan for K.A., from a plan of ...

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IN RE: ADOPTION/GUARDIANSHIP OF D.P. AND M.J

CINA — Termination of parental rights — Exclusion of evidence offered in violation of scheduling order Appellant, Janelle P. (“Mother”), challenges the judgment of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City terminating her parental rights with respect to her daughter, Malon ...

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