In re: Adoption/Guardianship of Jasmine D.

Adoption/Guardianship: Termination of parental rights: Alcohol dependency
CSA No. 1470, Sept. Term 2013. Reported.
Opinion by Woodward, J. Filed: June 30, 2014.
Appeal from Howard County. Affirmed.
RecordFax #14-0630-00, 25 pages.

In finding the mother unfit and terminating her parental rights, the juvenile court did not rely solely on her dependence on alcohol but properly considered her behavior while she was using alcohol, her refusal to accept treatment for alcohol dependency, her failure to acknowledge her use of alcohol as a problem, and the consequent effect of those issues on her ability to raise her daughter.

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