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Parents’ Rights Terminated for Special-Needs Children (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds termination of parental rights for parents who were unable to maintain stable employment or housing or otherwise provide for their small children, a three-year-old diagnosed with autism and a younger child who showed autistic tendencies. ...

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Dad’s Rights Terminated for Alcohol, Incarceration (access required)

Father’s history of alcohol abuse, criminal conduct, incarceration and inability to care for his children justified termination of his parental rights, the Court of Appeals holds. The evidence shows that social services had been involved with father’s family since 2002. ...

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Mom Doing Time for Abuse Loses Rights to All Five (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms the lower court decisions terminating mother’s parental rights to her five children on alternative grounds supported by record evidence allowing termination under both Va. Code §§ 16.1-283 (B) (2) (no reasonable likelihood of improvement) and ...

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