In Re O.W., Jr., et al.

In Re O.W., Jr., et al.

Father appeals the termination of his parental rights, arguing that one ground for termination was not proven and that the trial court’s ruling as to that ground did not reflect its independent judgment and did not include sufficient findings of fact and conclusions of law. After a thorough review of the record, we affirm five grounds for termination and vacate the ground of failure to manifest an ability and willingness to parent the children. We also affirm the trial court’s finding that termination is in the child’s best interest. As such, we affirm the termination of Father’s parental rights.

Authoring Judge: 
Presiding Judge J. Steven Stafford
Originating Judge: 
Special Judge Harold W. Horne
Date Filed: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020