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The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Respondents' parental rights, holding that the trial court made sufficient findings of fact that were supported by clear and convincing evidence to support its conclusion that grounds existed to terminate Father's parental rights on the basis of neglect.
The trial court entered an order concluding that grounds existed to terminate Respondents' parental rights pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. 7B-1111(a)(1) and (2) and determining that it was in the child's best interests that Respondents' parental rights be terminated. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the trial court did not err by determining that grounds existed under section 7B-1111(a)(1) to terminate Father's parental rights; and (2) as to Mother's appeal, the trial court's order was supported by competent evidence and based on proper legal grounds.