In re K.L.M., ___ N.C. ___ (Aug. 14, 2020)

Held: 
Affirmed
  • Facts: Respondent father appeals the TPR order, arguing the court abused its discretion when weighing the best interests factors and concluding it was in the children’s best interest to TPR when there was no adoptive placement.
  • In a private TPR, the likelihood of adoption is only one factor for the court to consider. The findings about the children’s young ages, their current living arrangement with their mother and grandparents, their lack of bond with father, and father’s lack of interest and involvement with the children show the court considered the G.S. 7B-1110(a) factors and support the court’s conclusion.
Category:
Termination of Parental Rights
Stage:
Disposition
Topic:
Best Interests Findings
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