Earls v. Arkansas Department of Human Services (Majority, with Dissenting)Annotate this Case
The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s order terminating the parental rights of Father to his children, twins.
At the termination hearing, the twins were three years old, and Father, who was incarcerated, had not met, contacted, or sought visitation with the children. The court of appeals affirmed the decision of the circuit court terminating Father’s parental rights. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the circuit court did not err in finding termination of parental rights was met based on the subsequent-factors grounds. Further, the circuit court did not err in finding termination of parental rights was met in the best interest of the children.