This is a termination of parental rights case involving the biological father, David R. (“Father”), of the minor child, Leland C.L. The child was taken into custody on June 14, 2010, at two months of age, due to the biological mother’s drug use and the fact that he tested positive for opiates and hydrocodone at birth. The Department of Children’s Services (“DCS”) filed a Petition to Terminate Parental Rights naming the father as a respondent on January 7, 2011.read more »
David Vander Sluis, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for the appellant, David R.
Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, and Rebecca Lyford, Senior Counsel, Office of Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.