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The Supreme Court affirmed the orders of the trial court terminating Mother's parental rights to her four minor children, holding that the trial court properly adjudicated a ground for terminating Mother's parental rights under N.C. Gen. Stat. 7B-1111(a)(2) and did not abuse its discretion in concluding that it was in the best interests of the children to terminate Mother's parental rights.
The trial court concluded that there were four statutory grounds for terminating Mother's parental rights, including her failure to make reasonable progress under N.C. Gen. Stat. 7B-1111(a)(2). The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the evidence supported the trial court's finding that Mother acted willfully in failing to make reasonable progress toward correcting the conditions that led to the children's removal from her home pursuant to section 7B-1111(a)(2); and (2) the trial court did not violate the statutory mandate in N.C. Gen. Stat. 7B-1110(a) as to its determination of the best interests of each juvenile.