In re Interest of Brooklyn T. and Charlotte T., children under 18 years of age. State of Nebraska, appellee,
Amanda T., appellant.
Juvenile Courts: Appeal and Error. An
appellate court reviews juvenile cases de novo on the record
and reaches a conclusion independently of the juvenile
Parental Rights: Proof. Under Neb. Rev.
Stat. § 43-292 (Reissue 2016), in order to terminate
parental rights, the State must prove, by clear and
convincing evidence, that one or more of the statutory
grounds listed in this section have been satisfied and that
termination is in the child's best interests.
___. When a parent admits to the State's allegations
regarding the statutory ground for termination of parental
rights and that termination is in the children's best
interests, the State does not have to prove those allegations
by clear and convincing evidence.
Parental Rights. Children cannot, and should
not, be suspended in foster care or be made to await
uncertain parental maturity.
Where a parent is unable or unwilling to rehabilitate himself
or herself within a reasonable time, the best interests of
the child require termination of the parental rights.
from the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County:
Christopher E. Kelly, Judge.
C. Riley, Douglas County Public Defender, and Katie L.
Jadlowski for appellant.
W. Kleine, Douglas County Attorney, and Natalie Killion for
Neb.App. 670] Moore, Chief Judge, and Riedmann and Welch,
T. appeals from the decision of the separate juvenile court
of Douglas County terminating her parental rights to her
minor children, Brooklyn T. and Charlotte T. Following our de
novo review of the record, we affirm.
is the mother of Brooklyn, born in September 2016, and
Charlotte, born in February 2018. Daniel T. is the father to
both children. His parental rights to the children were