In re S.D.

Father and Mother filed these consolidated appeals from the orders, granting the petition of Children and Youth Services to involuntarily terminate their parental rights. Father and Mother also appealed the trial court’s order changing the children’s permanency goal from reunification to adoption. They filed a single notice of appeal to challenge distinct rulings on two separate trial court docket numbers, The Pennsylvania Superior Court quashed the appeals due to Father and Mother’s failure to comply with Commonwealth v. Walker, 185 A.3d 969 (Pa. 2018). Under Walker, they were required to file separate notices of appeal for each docket.

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