Adoption/guardianship: termination of parental rights: stay pending appeal of permanency plan
CoA No. 0084, Sept. Term 2012. Published. Opinion by Adkins, J. Filed July 16, 2013. Appeal from Montgomery County. Affirmed. 63 pages.
Whether to stay TPR proceedings pending appeal of the change in the child’s permanency plan in the CINA case is within the discretion of the juvenile court, which must be guided by the child’s best interests. As part of the best-interest analysis, the juvenile court did not abuse its discretion when it took into consideration the child’s attachment to his foster parents, who have expressed the desire to adopt him.