New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, First Department
February 21, 2012
IN RE COREY DWAYNE B., A DEPENDENT CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN YEARS, ETC., AND DWAYNE B., RESPONDENT-APPELLANT, RAQUEL R., RESPONDENT, CARDINAL MCCLOSKY SERVICES, PETITIONER-RESPONDENT.
Matter of Matter of Corey Dwayne B. (Dwayne B.--Raquel R.)
Decided on February 21, 2012
Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.
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Andrias, J.P., Saxe, Acosta, Freedman, Richter, JJ.
Order of disposition, Family Court, New York County (Jody Adams, J.), entered on or about December 16, 2010, which, to the extent appealed from, determined that respondent father's consent for the adoption of his child was not required, unanimously affirmed, without costs.
The father admitted that he had not provided consistent child support, despite having the means to do so, and had failed to maintain regular visitation or communication with the child or the agency (see Domestic Relations Law § 111[d],[e]; Matter of Isabella Star G., 66 AD3d 536, 537 ). The agency's alleged failure to inform the father of his parental obligations did not excuse him from fulfilling those obligations (see Matter of Marc Jaleel G. [Marc E.G.], 74 AD3d 689, 690 ).
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.
ENTERED: FEBRUARY 21, 2012
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