In re Summer S

Conn. App.

Oct. 19, 2010

TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS/RESPONDENT FATHER

In this per curiam decision, the appellate court, in affirming the trial court’s termination order, reiterates its observation regarding the “sad distinction between willingness and ability parent a child.” Without engaging in a recitation of all relevant factual findings made by the trial court, the appellate court holds that there was ample evidence to conclude that while the respondent father made efforts to comply with reunification efforts, his unwillingness or inability to recognize the mother’s parenting limitations, his inability to develop his role as the primary caregiver and both parents inability to stabilize their housing, financial and day-to-day living situation, supported the trial court’s finding that the parents had failed to rehabilitate.

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