Topic 18: Adoption

List of cases for Topic #18 arranged by state in reverse-chronological order.

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Alabama

No relevant cases have been found.


Alaska

Bruce L. v. W.E., 247 P.3d 966 (Alaska 2011) - [Topic - #1, #3, #13, #18]- Added 09/2011

In re Erin G., 140 P.3d 886 (Alaska 2006) - [Topic - #18, #20, #21]

In re Sara J., 123 P.3d 1017 (Alaska 2005) - [Topic - #16, #18]

In re Keith M.W., 79 P.3d 623 (Alaska 2003) - [Topic - #13, #16, #17, #18]

In re Bernard A., 77 P.3d 4 (Alaska 2003) - [Topic - #3, #16, #18]

C.L. v. P.C.S., 17 P.3d 769 (Alaska 2001) - [Topic - #16, #18]

J.W. v. R.J., 951 P.2d 1206 (Alaska 1998) - [Topic #1, #11, #18]

In re J.M.F., 881 P.2d 1116 (Alaska 1994) - [Topic - #18]

In re N.P.S., 868 P.2d 934 (Alaska 1994) - [Topic - #3, #16, #18]

In re F.H., 851 P.2d 1361 (Alaska 1993) - [Topic - #5, #16, #18]

Doe v. Hughes, 838 P.2d 804 (Alaska 1992) - [Topic - #18, #20]

Catholic Soc. Servs., Inc. v. C.A.A., 783 P.2d 1159 (Alaska 1989) - [Topic - #4, #13, #17, #18]

In re T.N.F., 781 P.2d 973 (Alaska 1989) - [Topic - #1, #13, #17, #18, #20, #21]

In re W.E.G., 710 P.2d 410 (Alaska 1985) - [Topic - #3, #16, #18]

In re J.R.S., 690 P.2d 10 (Alaska 1984) - [Topic - #5, #13, #16, #17, #18]

A.B.M. v. M.H., 651 P.2d 1170 (Alaska 1982) - [Topic - #1, #3, #14, #17, #18]


Arizona

No relevant cases have been found.


Arkansas

No relevant cases have been found.


California

In re T.S., 96 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 706 (Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #13, #16, #18] - Added 09/2010

In re K.B., 93 Cal.Rptr.3d 751 (Ct. App. 2009) - [Topic - #4, #12, #16, #18, #20] - Added 11/2009

In re T.S., 96 Cal.Rptr.3d 706 (Ct. App. 2009) – [Topic - #13, #16, #18] - Added 11/2009

In re A.A.., 84 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 841 (Ct. App. 2008) - [Topic - #11, #12, #13, #18] - Added 09/2010

In re Aaron R., 29 Cal. Rptr. 3d 921 (Ct. App. 2005) - [Topic - #1, #3, #11, #18]

Fresno County Dep't of Children & Family Servs. v. Superior Court, 19 Cal. Rptr. 3d 155 (Ct. App. 2004) - [Topic - #11, #16, #18]

In re Jullian B., 99 Cal. Rptr. 2d 241 (Ct. App. 2000) (certified for partial publication) - [Topic - #16, #18, #21]

In re Laura F., 99 Cal. Rptr. 2d 859 (Ct. App. 2000) (certified for partial publication) - [Topic - #9, #13, #18]

In re Baby Girl A., 282 Cal. Rptr. 105 (Ct. App. 1991) (certified for partial publication) - [Topic - #5, #16, #17, #18]

In re Lindsay C., 280 Cal. Rptr. 194 (Ct. App. 1991) - [Topic - #1, #13, #18]


Colorado

No relevant cases have been found.


Connecticut

No relevant cases have been found.


Delaware

No relevant cases have been found.


District of Colombia

No relevant cases have been found.


Florida

Stepparent Adoption Forms, 870 So. 2d 791 (Fla. Supreme Court 2004) (family law forms amendments) - [Topic - #1, #18]


Georgia

No relevant cases have been found.


Hawaii

No relevant cases have been found.


Idaho

In re Baby Boy Doe (Baby Boy Doe II), 902 P.2d 477 (Idaho 1995) - [Topic - #12, #13, #14, #16, #17, #18]

In re Baby Boy Doe (Baby Boy Doe I), 849 P.2d 925 (Idaho 1993) - [Topic - #1, #13, #17, #18]


Illinois

No relevant cases have been found.


Indiana

In re D.C., 928 N.E. 2d 602 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010) - [Topic - #1, #13, #18, #20] - Added 09/2010

In re T.R.M., 525 N.E.2d 298 (Ind. 1988) - [Topic - #1, #2, #4, #7, #9, #13, #14, #16, #17, #18]


Iowa

In re H.N.B., 619 N.W.2d 340 (Iowa 2000) - [Topic - #1, #3, #11, #13, #17, #18]


Kansas

In re Baby Boy L., 643 P.2d 168 (Kan. 1982) - [Topic - #1, #18]


Kentucky

No relevant cases have been found.


Louisiana

Hampton v. J.A.L., 27-869 (La. App. 2 Cir. 7/6/95); 658 So. 2d 331 - [Topic - #1, #18]


Maine

No relevant cases have been found.


Maryland

No relevant cases have been found.


Massachusetts

No relevant cases have been found.


Michigan

No relevant cases have been found.


Minnesota

In re S.E.G., (S.E.G. II), 521 N.W.2d 357 (Minn. 1994) - [Topic - #14, #16, #18]

In re M.T.S., 489 N.W.2d 285 (Minn. Ct. App. 1992) - [Topic - #16, #18, #21]


Mississippi

No relevant cases have been found.


Missouri

No relevant cases have been found.


Montana

In re Hanna, 227 P. 3d 596 (Mont. 2010) - [Topic - #2, #10, #19] - Added 09/2010


Nebraska

In re Kenten H., 725 N.W.2d 548 (Neb. 2007) - [Topic - #1, #18]


Nevada

In re L.D.G., No. 52055 (Nev. 2009) - [Topic - #2, #7, #16, #18] - Added 11/2009


New Hampshire

No relevant cases have been found.


New Jersey

In re Mellinger, 672 A.2d 197 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 1996) - [Topic - #15, #18]

In re Child of Indian Heritage (Indian Child II), 543 A.2d 925 (N.J. 1988) - [Topic - #1, #4, #17, #18, #20]

In re Child of Indian Heritage (Indian Child I), 529 A.2d 1009 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 1987) - [Topic - #1, #4, #16, #18]


New Mexico

No relevant cases have been found.


New York

In re Christopher, 662 N.Y.S.2d 366 (N.Y. Fam. Ct. 1997) - [Topic - #1, #4, #7, #18]


North Carolina

No relevant cases have been found.


North Dakota

No relevant cases have been found.


Ohio

No relevant cases have been found.


Oklahoma

In re B.B.A., 224 P.3rd 1285 (Okla. Civ. App. 2009) - [Topic - #16, #18] - Added 09/2010

In re Baby Boy A., 236 P. 3d 116 (Okla. 2010 - [Topic - #5, #13, #18] - Added 09/2010

Cherokee Nation v. Nomura, 2007 OK 40, 160 P.3d 967 - [Topic - #1, #2, #4, #5, #18, #21]

In re R.L.A., 2006 OK CIV APP 138, 147 P.3d 306 - [Topic - #1, #13, #18]

In re Baby Boy L., 2004 OK 93, 103 P.3d 1099 - [Topic - #1, #17, #18]

In re J.T., 2002 OK CIV APP 2, 38 P.3d 245 - [Topic - #16, #18]

In re Q.G.M., 808 P.2d 684 (Okla. 1991) - [Topic - #5, #7, #11, #16, #18]


Oregon

In re K.R.C., 2010 WL 3155320 (Or. Ct. App. 2010) - [Topic - #16, #18] - Added 09/2010

Carson v. Carson, 13 P.3d 523 (Or. Ct. App. 2000) - [Topic - #3, #18]


Pennsylvania

No relevant cases have been found.


Rhode Island

No relevant cases have been found.


South Carolina

No relevant cases have been found.


South Dakota

In re Baade, 462 N.W.2d 485 (S.D. 1990) - [Topic - #1, #13, #14, #18]


Tennessee

No relevant cases have been found.


Texas

No relevant cases have been found.


Utah

In re Adoption of A.B, 245 P.3d 711 (Utah 2010) - [Topic - #13, #18, #20] - Added 09/2011

In re Halloway, 732 P.2d 962 (Utah 1986) - [Topic - #2, #4, #7, #18, #21]


Vermont

No relevant cases have been found.


Virginia

No relevant cases have been found.


Washington

No relevant cases have been found.


West Virginia

No relevant cases have been found.


Wisconsin

No relevant cases have been found.


Wyoming

No relevant cases have been found.


Circuit Courts of Appeals

Yancey v. Thomas, 2011 WL 4362068 (10th Cir. 2011) - [Topic - #1, #13, #18, #20] - Added 09/2010

Doe v. Mann (Mann II), 415 F.3d 1038 (9th Cir. 2005) - [Topic - #2, #6, #8, #17, #18, #19, #20]

Morrow v. Winslow, 94 F.3d 1386 (10th Cir. 1996) - [Topic - #2, #18, #20]


District Courts

No relevant cases have been found.


Supreme Court

Miss. Band of Choctaw Indians v. Holyfield, 490 U.S. 30 (1989) - [Topic - #1, #2, #4, #5, #7, #9, #11, #17, #18, #21]

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