No. 77,632.

265 Kan. 90 (1998)

959 P.2d 853

In the Matter of the Adoption of K.J.B., L.D.B., and R.J.B.

Supreme Court of Kansas.

Opinion filed May 29, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Loy D. Johnson, of Law Office of Gregory E. Saindon, PA, of Ellis, and Grant D. Griffiths, of Law Office of Floyd Sorrick, of Washington, argued the cause and were on the briefs for appellant.

Jeff Elder, of Wamego, argued the cause and was on the brief for the appellee.

The opinion of the court was delivered by

SIX, J.:

This is a K.S.A. 59-2136(d) stepparent adoption case. The father of three minor children appeals the district court's order granting the stepfather's petition for adoption. The district court found that the father had failed to assume the duties of a parent during the 2 years next preceding the filing of the adoption petition; therefore, his consent to the adoption was not required. The Court of Appeals affirmed...

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