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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Oct 21, 2015

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

George Edward S. Pettigrew, Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, for the appellant, Travis C.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter; Rebekah A. Baker, Senior Counsel, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children?s Services. OPINION Background

Judge(s): STAFFORD

Father appeals the termination of his parental rights. After a thorough review of the record, we reverse as to the ground of substantial noncompliance with the permanency plan, vacate as to the grounds of abandonment by failure to visit and support by an incarcerated parent, and affirm as to the grounds of abandonment by failure to establish a suitable home and persistent conditions. We also affirm the trial court?s finding that termination is in the child?s best interest. Accordingly we affirm the termination of Father?s parental rights.