In the Interest of I.B., 2014 WL 3375933 (Fla. 5th DCA)

The Fifth District Court of Appeal (Fifth DCA) withdrew its previous opinion dated May 9, 2014 following review of a motion for rehearing by the adoption intermediary for the prospective adoptive parents (foster parents).  The prospective adoptive parents appealed the trial court’s order striking Mother’s adoption consent.   The Fifth DCA reversed the decision, finding insufficient […]

K.S. v. Depart. of Children and Families, 136 So.3d 1289 (Fla. 1st DCA 2014)

The trial court found the children to be dependent based on the consent of Father.  No evidentiary hearing was held and no written findings were issued.  Mother had requested an evidentiary hearing within the statutory requirements but the trial court based the dependency solely on the father’s consent to dependency.  The First District Court of […]