In re Jason Adonise M.


Matter of Jason Adonise M.

2007 NY Slip Op 07750 [44 AD3d 440]

October 16, 2007

Appellate Division, First Department

Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.

As corrected through Wednesday, December 12, 2007



In the Matter of Jason Adonise M., Jr., an Infant. Jason Luis M., Appellant; Graham-Windham Services to Families and Children, Respondent, et al., Respondent.


—[*1] Mary Ellen Sweeney, New York City, for appellant.


Carrieri & Carrieri, P.C., Mineola (Ralph R. Carrieri of counsel), for respondent.


George E. Reed, Jr., White Plains, Law Guardian.


Order of disposition, Family Court, Bronx County (Sidney Gribetz, J.), entered on or about August 25, 2003, which, after a fact-finding hearing, terminated respondent's parental rights and transferred custody and guardianship rights over the subject child to petitioner Graham-Windham Services and the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Social Services for the purpose of consenting to adoption, unanimously affirmed, without costs.


The record reveals the agency met its burden of showing that despite its diligent efforts, respondent father permanently neglected his child within the definition of Social Services Law § 384-b (7) (a). The statute requires only reasonable attempts, by means of a diligent undertaking; the agency's efforts met that standard (see Matter of Sheila G., 61 NY2d 368, 385 [1984]). Concur—Lippman, P.J., Andrias, Marlow, Buckley and Catterson, JJ.




Return to Appeals list