In re Adoption of C.B.M.Annotate this Case
Mother was the biological mother of fraternal twins. After Mother's parental rights to the twins were terminated (TPR judgment), the twins' foster parents (Adoptive Parents) petitioned to adopt them. None of the parties to the adoption notified Mother about the adoption proceedings because notice is not required to a parent whose rights have been terminated. The adoption was finalized when Mother's appeal was pending. Two months later, the TPR judgment against Mother was reversed by the court of appeals. Mother then petitioned to set aside the adoption. The trial court entered judgment against Mother. The Supreme Court reversed and remanded with instructions to vacate the adoption decree, holding that when the TPR judgment in this case was reversed, the no-consent adoption that followed became voidable under Indiana Trial Rule 60(B)(7).