TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS

The termination of parental rights statutes provide for a two-stage termination proceeding: an adjudication stage and a disposition stage. In the adjudication stage, the trial court must determine whether there exists one or more grounds for termination of parental rights under N.C. Gen. Stat. ยง 7B-1111(a). The statute sets forth eleven possible grounds for termination of parental rights. Those grounds are as follows: Continue reading “TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS”