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The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Father's parental rights, holding that the status exception to the requirement that a nonresident parent have minimum contacts with North Carolina in order to establish personal jurisdiction over him for purposes of termination of parental rights proceedings applies to termination of parental rights proceedings.
After the children in this case were adjudicated as neglected the trial court acknowledged that Father was a resident of South Carolina. The trial court later terminated Father's parental rights. Father appealed, arguing that the trial court lacked personal jurisdiction to terminate his parental rights because he lacked minimum contacts with the State of North Carolina. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that due process does not require a nonresident parent to have minimum contacts with the State to establish personal jurisdiction for purposes of termination of parental rights proceedings.