November 17, 2006
Nos. 1-06-1783 & 1-06-1784 (cons.)
In re Daphnie E., a Minor ) Appeal from the
(The People of the State of Illinois, ) Circuit Court of
) Cook County.
v. ) No. 01 JA 483
Adeline E. and Jean E., ) Honorable
) Stephen Y. Brodhay,
Respondents-Appellants). ) Judge Presiding.
PRESIDING JUSTICE FITZGERALD SMITH delivered the opinion of the court:
Respondent Adeline E. (Mrs. E.) appeals from an order of the circuit court finding her unfit
as a parent as defined in sections 1(D)(b) and (D)(m) of the Adoption Act (750 ILCS 50/1(D)(b),
(D)(m) (West 2004)) and pursuant to section 2-29 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 (Juvenile
Court Act) (705 ILCS 405/2-29 (West 2004)), and terminating her parental rights to her minor
child, Daphnie E. Mrs. E. contends the evidence failed to establish that: (1) she failed to maintain
a reasonable degree of interest, concern or responsibility for Daphnie's welfare; (2) she failed to
make reasonable efforts and progress toward Daphnie's return; and (3) termination of her parental
rights was in Daphnie's best interests.
Respondent Jean E. (Mr. E.) appeals from the order of the circuit court finding him unable
to discharge parental responsibilities as defined in section 1(D)(p) of the Adoption Act (750 ILCS
50/1(D)(p) (West 2004)) and pursuant to section 2-29 of the Juvenile Court Act (705 ILCS 405/2-
29 (West 2004)), and terminating his parental rights to Daphnie. Mr. E. contends the evidence
failed to establish that: (1) he was unable to discharge his parental responsibilities due to mental
illness, impairment or retardation; and (2) termination of his parental rights was in Daphnie's best