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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 15, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Gerald T. Eidson, Surgoinsville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Tiffany M.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, III, Attorney General and Reporter, and M. Cameron Hines, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, State of Tennessee, Department of Children's Services.

Judge(s): MCCLARTY

This appeal involves the termination of a mother's parental rights to her minor child. Following a bench trial, the trial court found that clear and convincing evidence existed to support the termination of her rights on the statutory grounds of abandonment for failure to visit; substantial noncompliance with the requirements of the permanency plan; and the persistence of conditions which led to removal. The court further found that termination was in the best interest of the child. The mother appeals. We affirm.