CINA

In Re: Emilee G., Devin G., & Bella G. (access required)

Given the mother’s drug addiction and relapse into active drug use, the father’s inability to react appropriately to the children’s safety and health issues, and the juvenile court’s consideration of all the statutory factors, it was not an abuse of discretion to change the permanency plan for three CINAs from reunification to adoption by a nonrelative.

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In Re: Adalia R., Hailey R., & Miles R. (access required)

Did the circuit court err in changing the permanency plan from reunification to guardianship/adoption, where, inter alia, the court made clearly erroneous findings about the mother’s mental health, the parents had made substantial progress in satisfying their service agreements, and the children continued to bond well with them?

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In Re: Sunshyne E. and Noah I. (access required)

Given the mother’s history of abusing daughter, daughter’s reaction to testifying against mother and mother’s lengthy involvement with DSS, the circuit court acted well within its discretion when it responded to daughter’s anxiety about resuming overnight visits by suspending those visits, while otherwise continuing unsupervised visits and the permanency plan of reunification.

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IN RE: KATERINE L. AND ALEX F.

In a CINA proceeding involving children born during their mother’s decade-long estrangement from her husband, the court’s order denying husband’s motion for genetic testing to disestablish paternity was not appealable as a final judgment.

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In Re: Valentino B. (access required)

CINA: Neglect: Unacknowledged developmental delays CSA No. 0094, Sept. Term 2014. Unreported. Opinion by Arthur, J. Filed Oct. 9, 2014. Appeal from Montgomery County. Affirmed.

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In Re: Ilyana M. (access required)

In order to declare a 3-year-old child a CINA, it was enough that the mother was incarcerated following the death of another child and that the 3-year-old’s father could not be located.

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