Adoption & Guardianship

IN RE: ADOPTION/GUARDIANSHIP OF C.E. (access required)

CINA — Non-termination of parental rights — Third-party custody We consider here whether allowing a child to remain indefinitely in the custody of a third party, without terminating the parental rights of both parents, constitutes a proper exercise of judicial ...

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IN RE: ADOPTION/GUARDIANSHIP OF H.W. (access required)

Termination of parental rights — Exceptional circumstances — Consideration of non-statutory factors Proceedings to terminate parental rights necessitate maintaining a delicate balance between a parent’s constitutional right to raise their children, the State’s interest in protecting children, and the child’s ...

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IN RE: ADOPTION/GUARDIANSHIP OF Mi.F. (access required)

CINA — Termination of parental rights — Unfitness and exceptional circumstances This appeal arises from an order by the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, sitting as a juvenile court, which terminated the parental rights of appellant, M.K. (“Mother”), and ...

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IN RE: ADOPTION/GUARDIANSHIP OF K.J. (access required)

CINA — Termination of parental rights — Child’s best interest Mr. J. and Ms. T., appellants, challenge a judgment of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, sitting as a juvenile court, terminating their parental rights to their biological daughter K.J., ...

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IN RE: D.A. (access required)

Guardianship — Contested guardianship hearing — Ineffective assistance of counsel This appeal arises from termination of parental rights (TPR) proceedings involving D.A. in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, sitting as the Juvenile Court. Presently before this Court is the ...

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IN RE: ADOPTION/GUARDIANSHIP OF S.T. (access required)

Guardianship — Termination of parental rights — Incarceration Mr. W., appellant, appeals the order of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, sitting as a juvenile court, terminating his parental rights to his biological son, S.T., and granting guardianship of S.T. ...

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IN RE: ADOPTION/GUARDIANSHIP OF D.M. AND G.S. (access required)

Guardianship — Termination of parental rights — Ineffective assistance of counsel Appellant’s (Ms. S’s) parental rights to her two children were terminated at a Guardianship Hearing and granted to the Cecil County Department of Social Services (“CCDSS” or “the Department”). ...

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