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In re J.N – Case Brief Summary (Texas)

In In re J.N., 301 S.W.3d 429 (Tex.App.--Amarillo 2009, pet. denied) the Department sought termination of the mother's parental rights but not the father's. The caseworker testified that the mother posed no danger to the child during supervised visitation.

The mother regularly visited, interacted appropriately and developed a bond with her child.

The Court found that, under those circumstances, the mother posed no threat to her child and we saw no compelling benefit that would be gained by severing the bond between them in light of the Department's plans to place the child with her biological father. 301 S.W.3d at 435.