In re Adoption of K.B.D.

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (1st) 121558
Decision Date: 
December 14, 2012
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co.,6th Div.
Justice: 
R. GORDON
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Court properly terminated parental rights of mother to her 9-year-old daughter, in contested adoption proceeding filed by child's biological father and his girlfriend. Unmarried couple does have standing to adopt, where one or both is related to the child by blood. Court's finding of unfitness based on depravity not against manifest weight of evidence; GAL found, by Googling child's name, photos of mother, who was an exotic dancer, on Internet, in sexually suggestive positions of bondage. (LAMPKIN and REYES, concurring.)