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NEW JERSEY DIVISION OF YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES V. T.I., IN THE MATTER OF THE GUARDIANSHIP OF S.L.M. A-2850-10T3

NEW JERSEY DIVISION OF YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES V.

T.I., IN THE MATTER OF THE GUARDIANSHIP OF S.L.M.

A-2850-10T3

In this appeal from an order terminating parental rights,

we are asked to consider the definition of "feasible" under the

Kinship Legal Guardianship (KLG) statute, N.J.S.A. 3B:12A-1 to -

7. We conclude that, when a caregiver in a case brought by the

Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) unequivocally

asserts a desire to adopt, the finding required for a KLG that

"adoption of the child is neither feasible nor likely" cannot be

met. 11-28-11