decided: June 8, 1979.
IN THE MATTER OF: ADOPTION OF CHARLES LEWIS OEHLER AND SHANNON MARIE OEHLER. JANICE ENGEL, PETITIONER,
CHARLES LEWIS OEHLER, SR. APPEAL OF CHARLES LEWIS OEHLER, SR.
No. 1825 October Term, 1978, Appeal from the Order of the Court of Common Pleas, Family Division, Adoption Branch, for the County of Philadelphia, at No. 2229 June Term, 1977.
Stephen T. Shaffer, Philadelphia, for appellant.
Stephen B. Lavner, Philadelphia, for appellee.
Cercone, President Judge, and Watkins and Hoffman, JJ.
Author: Per Curiam
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Appellant contends that the lower court erred in involuntarily terminating his parental rights. Adoption Act, 1 P.S. § 311(1).*fn1 The court found that, over a three-year period, appellant-father (1) did not financially support his two young children despite his ability to do so, (2) visited the
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children's home only once in 1974, (3) did not seek to visit them thereafter, and (4) communicated with them only by sporadically sending them birthday and holiday cards. Our review of the record reveals that the court's findings are supported by competent evidence and are sufficient to terminate appellant-father's parental rights. In re Burns, 474 Pa. 615, 379 A.2d 535 (1977); In re McCray, 460 Pa. 210, 331 A.2d 652 (1975). Accordingly, we affirm the lower court's order.
Order of the lower court affirmed.