161 A.2d 358 (N.J. 1960)
The natural father had abandoned his son. The child became a ward of the trial court and was placed first with his paternal grandmother and then with the foster parents. The foster parents filed an adoption petition, which the trial court granted over the natural father's objections.
- Upon review, the court affirmed the trial court's judgment.
- The court held that the evidence overwhelmingly supported the trial court's finding that the natural father had abandoned his son.
- The court determined that, contrary to the natural father's contentions, the trial court had jurisdiction of the adoption proceeding.
- The court found that while the foster parents, the child, and the natural father did not reside in the county in which the trial court was located, the trial court had jurisdiction because the child was a ward of the trial court.
- Therefore, the court held that the trial court had jurisdiction pursuant to Pa. Stat. Ann. title 1, § 1.
The court affirmed the trial court's judgment.
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