Adoption of I.R.R.

20130287 In the Matter of the
Adoption I.R.R.
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M.M.R., natural mother of I.R.S.,
and J.A.R., adoptive parent, Petitioners and Appellees
v.
D.E.L., Jr., natural father of I.R.R.,
and Deparment of Human Services,
State of North Dakota, Respondents
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D.E.L., Jr., natural father of I.R.R., Appellant

Appeal from: Juvenile Court, South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Judge David E. Reich
Nature of Action: Termination/Parental Rights
Counsel:
Appellant: Susan Schmidt
Appellee: Bobbi Brown Weiler
Term: 10/2013   Argument: 10/29/2013
ND cite: 2013 ND 211
NW cite: 839 N.W.2d 846

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
Did the respondent father, without justifiable cause, fail to communicate with his daughter and fail to manifest a significant parental interest in his daughter when, while he was incarcerated, the mother obtained a protection order against him, returned all correspondence and packages sent by the father or his family, refused all phone or electronic communications from the father's family, and refused any visitation between the child, her father or any of his family?

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
The District Court did not err when it signed the Decree of Adoption and found that consent by the natural father was not required for the termination of parental rights when the natural father failed to communicate with the child or try to set up any type of relationship when he had contact information, failed to manifest any type of interest in the child, and failed to support the child.

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Docket entries:
109/20/2013 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 09/19/2013
209/20/2013 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 09/19/2013
309/19/2013 APPELLANT BRIEF
409/19/2013 E-FILED BRIEF
509/19/2013 APPELLANT APPENDIX
609/19/2013 E-FILED APPENDIX
709/23/2013 received $25 surcharge for ATB
809/24/2013 Received 7 copies of ATB and 6 copies of ATA from CSD
909/24/2013 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED September 23,2013 (ENTRY NOS. 1 - 47)
1009/27/2013 TRANSCRIPT DATED AUGUST 2, 2013 & C.O.S.
1109/27/2013 DISK-Transcript dated August 2, 2013 (e-mailed)
1209/27/2013 MOTION FOR Extension of Time to File Notice of Appeal
1309/27/2013 E-FILED MOTION
1409/30/2013 ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE. Granted
1510/09/2013 APPELLEE BRIEF (PDF)
1610/09/2013 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
1710/09/2013 Rcv'd 7 copies of AEB from CSD
1810/10/2013 Rec'd $25.00 surcharge for AEB (receipt #22267)
1910/29/2013 APPEARANCES: Susan Schmidt/Bobbi Weiler
2010/29/2013 ARGUED: Schmidt/Brown
2110/29/2013 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2211/21/2013 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
2311/21/2013 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning
2411/21/2013 CONCUR IN THE RESULT: Sandstrom, Dale V.: CON/RES
2511/22/2013 Judgment Sent to Parties
2612/17/2013 MANDATE
2712/23/2013 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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