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Name: In re Y.R.
Case #: G037715
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 4 DCA
Division: 3
Opinion Date: 06/15/2007
Summary

Substantial evidence supported the conclusion that the minors were likely to be adopted. One of the dependent minors, Y., had numerous difficulties in school, including misbehavior and academic challenges. The minors’ first placement was terminated due to Y.’s challenges. A second couple expressed an interest in adopting the minors, and the minors were placed with them. Following termination of parental rights, mother appealed, arguing that there was insufficient evidence that the minors were likely to be adopted. The appellate court rejected the argument and affirmed. Substantial evidence supported the conclusion that Y. was adoptable. By the time of the hearing, she had improved dramatically at school. There was no evidence that her academic deficits were the result of a diagnosed mental handicap. The new foster parents’ commitment to adoption constituted substantial evidence that the children would likely be adopted.