Termination of Parental Rights: Must prove that continued deprivation “will cause or is likely to cause serious physical, mental, emotional, or moral harm to the child.” OCGA § 15-11-94(b)(4)(A)(IV).
“We find that the state failed to present any evidence as to the effect that such continued deprivation would have on the child. . . [T]here was no testimony from any professional, or from any lay witness, that the child would suffer physical, mental, emotional or moral harm from the current situation . . . . It is not automatically true that finding deprivation likely to continue will support a finding of harm.”
In the Interest of T.P., 270 Ga. App. 700 (2004)
In the Int. of J.K., 278 Ga. App. 564 (629 SE2d 529) (2006)
Whole Court, not one mention of ASFA
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