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Adoption of Daisy

Docket #SJC-10889
Date March 8, 2011
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JusticesIreland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, JJ.
Summary Adoption, Care and protection, Dispensing with parent's consent. Minor, Adoption. Parent and child, Adoption, Dispensing with parent's consent to adoption, Interference with parental rights, Testimony by child against parent. Practice, Civil, Adoption, Hearsay. Evidence, Hearsay. Statute, Construction. Department of Children & Families.
Appealed FromNorfolk Juvenile Court, Justice Mary M. McCallum
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Mother:  Henry C. Porter
Counsel for Appellee
Department of Children and Families:  Muriel Finnegan
Child:  Roberta Mann Driscoll

OpinionClick to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

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