In re: Joy D.

CINA: Waiver of reunification efforts: Mandatory waiver

CSA No. 0693, Sept. Term 2013. Reported. Opinion by Graeff, J. Filed Jan. 29, 2014. Appeal from Baltimore City. Affirmed.

The plain language and legislative history of Courts & Judicial Proceedings §3-812 indicates its provisions are mandatory; thus, when a local Department of Social Services moves to waive its obligation to make reasonable efforts to reunify a parent and a CINA, the court is required to grant the motion upon finding, by clear and convincing evidence, that the parent has involuntarily lost his or her rights to the child’s sibling.

Read the opinion

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*