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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jun 1, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Nicholas Perenich, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Heidi G.

Attorneys 2:

Jacqueline B. Dixon, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Steven C. and Kathryn C.

Cynthia H. Moore, Nashville, Tennessee, Guardian Ad Litem.

Judge(s): STAFFORD

In this termination of parental rights case, Mother appeals the trial court?s findings of abandonment by willful failure to support and the persistence of conditions as grounds for termination. Mother also appeals the trial court?s conclusion that termination was in the child?s best interest. Pre-adoptive parents appeal the trial court?s decision declining to find the ground of willful failure to visit. We affirm the trial court?s findings of willful failure to support and persistent conditions. Further, albeit for different reasons, we affirm the trial court?s decision declining to terminate Mother?s parental rights on the ground of willful failure to visit. We also affirm the trial court?s finding that termination is in the child?s best interest, and therefore, affirm the termination of the Mother?s parental rights.

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