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Posted by: Landry Butler on Oct 30, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Rachel M. Thomas, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Lydia P.

Attorneys 2:

Kelsy Miller, Cookeville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Justin B. and April B.

Judge(s): DINKINS

Mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her son resulting from a petition for termination and adoption filed by her son’s Father and Stepmother. The trial court terminated Mother’s rights on the grounds of abandonment by failure to support and persistence of conditions, and on a finding that termination was in the child’s best interest. Upon a thorough review of the record, we reverse the termination of Mother’s rights on the ground of persistence of conditions; we affirm the termination of her rights on the ground of abandonment by failure to support and the holding that termination is in the child’s best interest.