In re L.N.Annotate this Case
L.N. was the fourth child born to Mother and Father. After L.N. was born, the State petitioned for termination of parental rights. After a hearing, the district court found that the State had proven by clear and convincing evidence that Mother and Father had subjected L.N.’s siblings to chronic and severe neglect and that the parental rights of Mother and Father to L.N.’s siblings had been terminated under circumstances relevant to their ability to care for L.N. The court then concluded that reasonable efforts at reunification were not required and terminated the parental rights of Mother and Father to L.N. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that, under the circumstances of this case, the district court did not abuse its discretion when it terminated the parental rights of Mother and Father.