This case is being heard in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. The respondent and appellant in the case is Katherine S. The petitioners and respondents in the case is The Children’s Aid Society et al. The matter deals with Alex S. who is a dependant child under the age of eighteen.
A New York Family Lawyer said the appellant is appealing an order that was made in the Family Court of Bronx County by Judge Jane Pearl. The order terminated the appellant’s parental rights after findings of permanent neglect. Custody and guardianship of the child were awarded to the Commissioner of the Administration for Children’s Services for the purpose of adoption.
Case Discussion and Decision
There is a large amount of evidence that clearly shows that it is in the child’s best interest to terminate the respondent’s parental rights to free the child for adoption. The child’s foster mother wishes to adopt the child and the court finds that this would be the best option for the child.
Evidence shows that the foster mother has provided a loving and stable home environment for the child since he was six months old. A Nassau County Family Lawyer said the foster mother has stated that she would continue to allow visitation with the child and his brothers and sisters.
The original order made by the court is hereby affirmed and the appeal made by the respondent mother is denied. The parental rights of the mother are revoked and the child is free for adoption.
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