IN RE: JACOB C. (Anonymous).

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Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.

IN RE: JACOB C. (Anonymous). Suffolk County Department of Social Services, respondent; Dawn C. (Anonymous), appellant.

Decided: December 27, 2005

ROBERT W. SCHMIDT, J.P., BARRY A. COZIER, REINALDO E. RIVERA, and STEVEN W. FISHER, JJ. Michael S. Bromberg, Sag Harbor, N.Y., for appellant. Christine Malafi, County Attorney, Central Islip, N.Y. (Frank Krotschinsky of counsel), for respondent. Susan Selanikio Linder, West Islip, N.Y., Law Guardian for the child.

In a proceeding pursuant to Social Services Law § 384-b to terminate parental rights on the ground of permanent neglect, the mother appeals from (1) an order of disposition of the Family Court, Suffolk County (Spinner, J.), entered March 22, 2004, which, after a hearing, found that she permanently neglected her child, effectively terminated her parental rights, and transferred custody and guardianship of the child to the petitioner for the purpose of adoption, and (2) an order of disposition of the same court also entered March 22, 2004, entitled “Review of Status of Child Freed for Adoption and Permanency Hearing.”

ORDERED that the orders of disposition are affirmed, without costs or disbursements.

The Family Court properly granted the agency's motion for a finding that reasonable efforts to reunite the mother with the subject child were no longer required (see Family Ct. Act § 1039-b[a][b][6];  Matter of Marino S., 100 N.Y.2d 361, 372-373, 763 N.Y.S.2d 796, 795 N.E.2d 21, cert. denied 540 U.S. 1059, 124 S.Ct. 834, 157 L.Ed.2d 714;  Matter of Kyle F., 14 A.D.3d 822, 823, 787 N.Y.S.2d 523;  Matter of Summer S., 305 A.D.2d 1051, 758 N.Y.S.2d 889;  Matter of Justice T., 305 A.D.2d 1076, 1077, 758 N.Y.S.2d 732).

An examination of the record as a whole discloses ample support for the Family Court's determination to terminate the mother's parental rights and transfer custody and guardianship of the subject child to the agency for the purpose of adoption (see Matter of Tiffany A., 242 A.D.2d 709, 713-714, 662 N.Y.S.2d 796).

The appellant's remaining contentions are without merit.

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