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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 28, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Carl R. Moore, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the appellant, Virginia P. J.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, and Shanta J. Murray, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Judge(s): CLEMENT

A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to one child. The trial court found two grounds for termination, abandonment by wanton disregard and persistence of conditions leading to the child’s removal from the mother’s home. The trial court also found termination was in the child’s best interest. The record contains evidence that clearly and convincingly established the ground of persistent conditions and that termination is in the child’s best interest; therefore, we affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights.