Interest of K.R.C.W.
- In the Interest of K.R.C.W., A Child
Grand Forks County Social
Service Center, Petitioner and Appellee
K.R.C.W., a child,
W.B., mother, Respondents
C.A.M., father, Respondent and Appellant
- Case Type
- CIVIL APPEAL : TERMINATION/PARENTAL RIGHTS
- Appeal From
Case No. 2019-JV-00464
Northeast Central Judicial District, Grand Forks County
Lolita G. Hartl Romanick
Parties' Statement of Issues
Whether the Juvenile Court erred in terminating C.A.M.’s parental rights.
C.A.M. appeals from a district court order terminating parental rights.
C.A.M. and B.W. are the parents of K.R.C.W., born in 2016. K.R.C.W. tested positive for marijuana at birth. Since June of 2017, K.R.C.W. has been in foster care. A petition was filed on December 6, 2019 to terminate the parental rights of C.A.M. and B.W. The petition alleged K.R.C.W. was deprived and neglected and the deprivation was not due primarily to lack of financial means. The petition also alleged the child has been foster care for approximately eight hundred ninety-six consecutive days.
A trial was held on the termination of parental rights. The State called a licensed master’s social worker, a licensed baccalaureate social worker, and the child’s guardian ad litem, to testify. C.A.M. also testified. The district court found the child continued to be deprived and reasonable efforts were made to remedy the deprivation. The court found the child’s deprivation was likely to continue, and the child was suffering or would likely continue to suffer serious physical, mental, moral, or emotional harm. The court found clear and convincing evidence to terminate the parental rights of C.A.M. and judgment was entered.
C.A.M. appeals from the order terminating his parental rights, arguing the State failed to prove by clear and convincing evidence the child was suffering or would probably suffer serious physical, mental, moral, or emotional harm as required by N.D.C.C. § 27-20-44(1)(c)(1).
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|Seq. #||Filing Date||Description||Attachment|
|1||09/15/2020||NOTICE OF APPEAL : 09/15/2020|
|2||09/15/2020||ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT|
|5||09/15/2020||Digital Recording of Hearing dated July 28, 2020|
|6||09/16/2020||NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.|
|7||09/16/2020||Notice served on Laura C. Ringsak, Thomas A. Gehrz, Rhiannon Gorham, Margaret Morley,|
|8||09/16/2020||& Christopher D. Jones|
|10||09/17/2020||ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 1-163)|
|11||09/21/2020||Rec'd c.o.s. of Digital Audio Recording on Margaret Morley and Christopher D. Jones|
|12||09/21/2020||1ST ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 165-166)|
|13||09/22/2020||AMENDED 1ST ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 164-167)|
|14||09/22/2020||NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT|
|15||09/23/2020||Rec'd c.o.s. of ATB on Christopher D. Jones|
|16||09/23/2020||Rec'd 5 copies of ATB & 4 copies of ATA from CSD|
|17||10/06/2020||Non-compliant AEB received, given until 10/09/20 by 12 noon to revise (stmt of facts)|
|19||10/08/2020||ORAL ARGUMENT WAIVED - NO REQUESTS FOR ARGUMENT|
|20||10/08/2020||Rec'd 5 copies of AEB from CSD|
|21||10/27/2020||APPEARANCES: Waived under N.D.R.App.P. 34(a)(1)(c)|
|22||10/27/2020||ARGUED: Waived under N.D.R.App.P. 34(a)(1)(c)|