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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 1, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Tracy Lynn Harwell, Waverly, Tennessee for the appellant, Tina Marie H. D.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, and Martha A. Campbell, Deputy Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Judge(s): BENNETT

Mother appeals the trial court’s termination of her parental rights. She asserts the trial court erred in holding that she engaged in conduct exhibiting a wanton disregard for the welfare of the children prior to her incarceration and that termination was in the children’s best interest. We have determined there is clear and convincing evidence in the record to support the trial court’s finding that Mother abandoned her children as proscribed by Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-102(1)(A)(iv) and that terminating her parental rights is in the children’s best interest. We affirm.