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Posted: Apr 27, 2018, 11:30 AM
Two recent Michigan Court of Appeals decisions, if not reversed, may end up hindering direct placement adoptions in Michigan. The rulings in In re MGR, Minor and In re LMB, Minor are concerning for prospective adoptive parents because they allow putative fathers to stop an adoption in its tracks, simply by obtaining an order of filiation from the trial court.
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Posted: Jan 15, 2018, 12:00 PM
In In re Miller Minors, newborn twins were born at the hospital, where the mother surrendered them. As permitted by the statute, the mother (Surrendering Parent) did not identify the father. Pursuant to the statute, the hospital social worker attempted to learn as much as she could about both the surrendering parent and non-surrendering parent-again where the surrendering parent is not required to give any information. The hospital contacted an adoption agency, who placed the twins with prospective adoptive parents.
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Posted: Nov 20, 2017, 4:05 PM
In In re LMB (Docket No. 338169), the Court of Appeals held that entry of an order of filiation while an adoption appeal was pending mooted the adoption appeal.
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Posted: Jul 12, 2017, 2:30 PM
We don’t think we are exaggerating the significance of two published opinions released by the Court of Appeals yesterday in In re MJG (Docket 332928) and In re JSP/In re BGP (Dockets 333700, 333813).
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Posted: Jun 3, 2016, 9:40 AM
The Court of Appeals upheld the trial court decision to set aside the stepparent adoption of KJS due to the parties’ significant and positive fraud.
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Posted: Sep 10, 2015, 4:10 PM
Recently, the Court of Appeals released an opinion in In re KJP-D, KFP-D, Minors, issued August 11, 2015 (Docket No. 323596), a Section 45 adoption case affirming the trial court's ruling that the decision of the Superintendent of the Michigan Children's Institute denying petitioners consent to adopt was not arbitrary and capricious.
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Posted: Dec 7, 2014, 2:15 PM
Usually when appellate judges write opinions, it is based on the facts or the law or sometimes even public policy.
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Posted: Dec 23, 2009, 3:35 PM
The COA released a published opinion providing some clarification on whether paternity actions can ever take precedence over adoption proceedings. In MKK, Minor, the COA reversed the trial court's order denying the putative father's motion to stay adoption proceedings pending resolution of his paternity action. The COA also reversed the trial court's order denying him custody of the minor child.
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