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In re G.M., No. F057848

By FindLaw Staff on January 29, 2010 9:55 AM

Juvenile court's order terminating the parental rights of a mother to two of her children is affirmed as: 1) although evidence of a legal impediment to adoption by an identified prospective adoptive parent is relevant and therefore admissible when a social worker's opinion that a child is likely to be adopted is based in part on the the prospective adoptive patent's willingness to adopt; 2) on the record, the trial court neither barred such evidence nor was compelled to consider whether there was or could be a legal impediment to adoption by the children's prospective adoptive parent in evaluating whether it was likely the children would be adopted.        

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Appellate Information

Filed January 26, 2010


Opinion by Judge Levy


For Appellant:  Darlene Kelly

For Appellee:   Kevin Briggs, Interim County Counsel, William G. Smith, Deputy County Counsel

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