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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on May 31, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joseph O. McAfee, Greeneville, Tennessee, for the appellant, June L.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter; Kathryn A. Baker, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services.

Judge(s): GOLDIN

Mother appeals the termination of her parental rights as to her three biological children. The trial court terminated Mother’s parental rights on the grounds of abandonment by an incarcerated parent and persistent conditions. The trial court also found that termination of Mother’s parental rights was in the children’s best interest. We have reviewed the trial court’s findings as to the grounds for termination and the best interests of the children, and we conclude that they are supported by clear and convincing evidence and therefore affirm the judgment of the trial court.