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The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court terminating Respondents' parental rights in their three minor children, holding that the trial court did not err by finding that grounds existed to support the termination of Father's parental rights and that the trial court did not err by determining that termination of Mother's parental rights would be in the best interests of the children.
The trial court entered an order terminating Respondents' parental rights in the children on the basis of neglect and willful failure to make reasonable progress toward correcting the conditions that led to the children's removal from the family home. See N.C. Gen. Stat. 7B-1111(a)(1) and (2). The Surpeme Court affirmed, holding (1) the trial court's findings supported its determination that Father's parental rights were subject to termination on the grounds of neglect; and (2) the trial court did not abuse its discretion by determining that termination of Mother's parental rights in the children would be in their best interests.