The trial court entered an order terminating father’s parental rights as to his minor daughter. She was then five years old. The court granted mother’s and another man’s petition to adopt the child.
The court found father an unfit parent. On the basis that he failed to maintain a reasonable degree of interest, concern, or responsibility as to minor’s welfare.
Father’s erratic requests for visitation did not show a reasonable degree of interest. It was reasonable for mother to refuse visitation to him due to his use of alcohol and drugs. He had never paid child support.
In re adoption of P.J.H., 2019 IL App (5th) 190089 (August 5, 2019) Madison Co. This opinion has not yet been released, and it is subject to revision or withdrawal.