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CAV: Father wrongly excluded from adoption proceedings (access required)

Denying an incarcerated father's request for transportation to his child's adoption hearing, without offering him an alternative means to participate, was an abuse of the trial court's discretion. Background On June 20, 2016, Appellee Shawn B. Foster, joined by his wife, filed a petition to adopt M., his wife's biological daughter. Amanda Thornton, Foster’s wife and M.'s ...