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Name: In re I.I.
Case #: E045763
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 4 DCA
Division: 2
Opinion Date: 12/25/2008
Summary

There was sufficient evidence of adoptability where there were potential placements interested in adopting the minors. The mother challenged the adoptability of the minors because they were a large sibling set (four siblings), had behavioral problems, and there was no evidence of any approved homes that would be willing to take them. The appellate court rejected the argument. There were two possible placements for the minors. “Backup placements” in case these placements did not work out were not necessary. The fact that there were two possible placments was evidence that the minors were likely to be adopted. Further, the children’s behavioral problems were balanced by their positive characteristics, including their health and attractiveness. The sibling relationship did not apply because the psychological reports concluded that the siblings would best be served by being placed separately, given their issues. Therefore, the mother’s parental rights were properly terminated.