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In re I.R. 2015 ME 93

Justia Opinion Summary

The Department of Health and Human Services filed a petition to terminate the parental rights of Mother to her child, I.R. After a hearing, the district court terminated Mother's parental rights to I.R., finding that Mother was unable or unwilling to protect the child from jeopardy, was unable or unwilling to take responsibility for the child within a reasonable time, and failed to make a good faith effort to rehabilitate and reunify with the child, and that termination was in the child's best interest. The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed, holding (1) there was sufficient evidence to support the court's findings, by clear and convincing evidence, of parental unfitness; and (2) there was sufficient evidence to support the court's finding that termination was in the best interest of the child.

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