In re M.J.B. III, ___ N.C. ___(April 23, 2021)

Held: 
Affirmed
  • Facts: The children were adjudicated neglected due to circumstances related to mother’s failure to properly feed, bathe and clothe her children as well as protect them from harm by her husband. DSS filed a motion to TPR which was granted on the grounds of neglect and dependency. Mother appeals the grounds. This opinion focuses on the neglect ground.
  • This opinion addresses only those challenged findings that were necessary to determine neglect. It reviews the evidence and findings (both challenged and unchallenged) and determines the trial court was correct in finding the mother did not make substantial progress in her parenting skills and that there was a likelihood of future neglect based on the children’s trauma when in mother’s care, mother not believing the children were abused, and mother marrying one of the children’s abusers.
Category:
Termination of Parental Rights
Stage:
Adjudication
Topic:
Neglect
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