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Posted by: Karen Belcher on Aug 21, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Allison M. Rehn, Harriman, Tennessee, for the appellant, Natosha D.

Attorneys 2:

S. Dawn Coppock, Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, for the appellees, Patrick and Kris T.

Amanda P. Jarret, Powell, Tennessee, Guardian Ad Litem.

Judge(s): FRIERSON

This is an appeal from a final decree of adoption following the entry of an order terminating the parental rights of the appellant to her minor child. The only notice of appeal filed by the appellant within the time provided by Tennessee Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a) for the filing of a notice of appeal did not comply with Tennessee Code Annotated § 36-1-124(d), which states: “Any notice of appeal filed in a termination of parental rights action shall be signed by the appellant.” Because this notice of appeal was insufficient to invoke the jurisdiction of this Court, this appeal is dismissed.