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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Jan 27, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Marianna Williams, Dyersburg, Tennessee, for the appellant, Elizabeth B.

Attorneys 2:

Vanedda Prince Webb, Dyersburg, Tennessee, for the appellees, David E. and Ruthene E.

Judge(s): GOLDIN

This is a termination of parental rights case. The child at issue in this case was placed in foster care at age two. When the child was ten years old, the child‘s foster parents filed a petition in Dyer County Chancery Court seeking to terminate the parental rights of the child‘s parents and to adopt the child. The trial court entered an order terminating the parental rights of the child‘s mother and father and granting the foster parents‘ petition to adopt the child. The mother has appealed the termination of her parental rights on the ground of abandonment by willful failure to visit in the four months prior to the filing of the petition to terminate her parental rights. The mother also appeals the trial court‘s finding that termination of her parental rights is in the child‘s best interest. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.