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Adoptions
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C.J. v. M.S. and Cabinet for Health and Family Services Adoptive parents filed a dual petition seeking to terminate biological mother’s parental rights and to adopt minor child. Following a full evidentiary hearing, the family court entered simultaneous, separate orders terminating Biological mother’s parental rights and granting adoptive parents’ petition to adopt child. The parties...
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E.K. and N.K. v. T.A. and A.C.K., A MINOR CHILD   Father filed a petition for (1) adoption under KRS 199.502 and (2) involuntary termination of natural mother’s rights under KRS 625.050. Father did not join the Cabinet as a party. The minor child resided with Father and Step-Mother. Mother argued the petition should be...
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E.K. and N.K. v. T.A. AND A.C.K. Step-mother filed an amended petition for adoption of minor child under KRS199.502 and a request for termination of natural mother’s parental rights under KRS 625.050. The amended petition failed to join and serve the Cabinet as an indispensable party. Trial Court found the Cabinet was an indispensable party...
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S.B.P. v. R.L. and M.L. Biological Father, a federal inmate, of minor child, challenged judgment of adoption entered by Trial Court. The case was initiated by a petition filed by Child’s Maternal great-grandparents seeking involuntary termination of Father’s parental rights and voluntary termination of Mother’s rights. The petition was later amended to add a prayer...
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S.S. V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES, ET AL. Family court terminated mother’s parental rights and allowed for step-mother adoption. Mother appealed arguing that the trial court failed in finding it could not appoint counsel on her behalf. The Court of Appeals agreed holding that because an “adoption without the consent...
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M.L.W. V. HEART TO HOME ADOPTION AGENCY, ET AL. Mother consented to adoption of her three children. Father contested the termination of his parental rights and appealed arguing that the findings of fact were insufficient to terminate his rights. The trial court stated that termination was in the children’s best interest, but did not make...
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A. H. V. W.R.L. AND M.L.  “Questions Presented: Family Law. Custody. Same-Sex Relationship. Step-Parent Adoption. Intervention of Right. Trial court properlyallowed the child’s biological mother’s ex-partner, who allegedly co-parented the child for seven years and has a pending custodypetition, to intervene in the step-parent adoption case that would have declared mother’s husband to be the...
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R.P., JR. V. T. A.C., ET AL. The Trial Court entered an Order terminating Biological Father’s parental rights and granting Stepfather’s Petition for adoption of the minor child. Father appealed arguing that the Trial Court did not make sufficient findings to terminate his parental rights. Termination must be supported by clear and convincing evidence. In...
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W.R.L., ET AL. V. A.H. A child born out of wedlock lived with A.H. as a family member for several years. A.H. participated in co-parenting the child , until A.H.’s relationship with the child’s mother ended. A.H. continued to have visitation with the child until the child’s mother got remarried and prevented A.H. from seeing...
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