In re: Adoption/Guardianship of Cross H.

Adoption/Guardianship: Termination of Parental Rights: Pendency of CINA appeal

CoA No. 78, September Term 2011, Reported. Per curiam order. Filed April 29, 2013. 24 pages. Appeal from Howard County Circuit Court. The writ of certiorari and the motion were dismissed as moot.

The Court of Appeals declined to say whether circuit court judges can terminate parental rights while a parent is appealing a previous decision that changes the permanency plan for their child from foster care. The court said the challenge to the termination of parental rights was moot because the appeal in the permanency plan case against the parents had been resolved.

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