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ROBERSON v. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES.
56936.
BELL, Chief Judge.
Termination of parental rights. Bibb Juvenile Court. Before Judge McGehee.
Therefore, the department retained temporary custody and the court withheld disposition. At the third hearing, the court ordered the termination of appellant's parental rights at the close of appellant's evidence. In its order, the court found as fact that the mother had not provided an adequate home for the children; that she has had no permanent address, has been incarcerated in jail, and treated in the state hospital since the filing of the petition. The court further found that there has been no substantial change on the mother's part in that she continued to abuse drugs, and the evidence did not show that she had improved and stabilized her living and emotional conditions. On these facts, the court based its conclusion that the causes and conditions of deprivation are likely to continue, and therefore ordered the termination of appellant's parental rights. Held:
The only issue on appeal is a question of the sufficiency of the evidence. The stated findings of fact were all supported by the evidence and authorized the conclusion of law that the children were deprived and that the conditions that caused the deprivation are likely to continue. Consequently, the termination of appellant's parental rights was authorized under Code Ann. 24A-3201 (a) (2). See Watkins v. Dept. of Human Resources, 143 Ga. App. 208 (237 SE2d 696). Our decision in R. C. N. v. State of Ga., 141 Ga. App. 490 (233 SE2d 866) relied on by appellant is not in conflict with anything held here nor does it require a different result.
Moore & McLaughlin, James B. McLaughlin, Jr., for appellant.
SUBMITTED OCTOBER 31, 1978 -- DECIDED JANUARY 5, 1979.
Friday May 22 02:58 EDT


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