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Posted by: Landry Butler on Mar 24, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Kathleen Hodge, Athens, Tennessee, for the appellant, Olivia B.

Attorneys 2:

Donald (Trey) Winder, III, Athens, Tennessee, for the appellees, Randy M. and Dawana M.

Judge(s): GOLDIN

This is a termination of parental rights case. Mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to the minor child on the grounds of abandonment and persistence of conditions. Because the record does not contain an adjudicatory order of dependency and neglect, we reverse the ground of persistence of conditions. We affirm the termination of Mother’s parental rights on the ground of abandonment and on the trial court’s finding that termination of Mother’s parental rights is in the child’s best interest. Reversed in part, affirmed in part, and remanded.