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In re Adoption of D.E.C.

Court of Appeals of Indiana

February 18, 2014

IN RE THE ADOPTION OF D.E.C.; B.C., Appellant-Respondent,
v.
P.L., Appellee-Petitioner

Editorial Note:

These opinions are not precedents and cannot be cited or relied upon unless used when establishing res judicata or collateral estoppel or in actions between the same party. Indiana Rules of Appellate Procedure 65(D).

APPEAL FROM THE HAMILTON SUPERIOR COURT. The Honorable J. Richard Campbell, Judge. Cause No. 29D04-1201-AD-106.

ATTORNEY FOR APPELLANT: JILL M. ACKLIN, Acklin Law Office, LLC, Westfield, Indiana.

ATTORNEY FOR APPELLEE: TRENNA S. PARKER, Parker & Maguire Law Firm, P.C., Noblesville, Indiana.

BAILEY, Judge. FRIEDLANDER, J., and KIRSCH, J., concur.

OPINION

MEMORANDUM DECISION - NOT FOR PUBLICATION

BAILEY, Judge.

Case Summary

B.C. ("Father") and A.L. ("Mother") share a child, D.E.C. Mother married P.L. ("Stepfather"); Stepfather sought to adopt D.E.C. The trial court found that Father's consent to Stepfather's adoption of D.E.C. was not necessary, and that the adoption was in D.E.C.'s best interests.

Father appeals; we affirm.

Issue

Father raises a single issue for our review, whether the trial court erred as a matter of law when it found the adoption to be in D.E.C.'s best interests without making an express assessment of the effect on D.E.C. of the ...


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