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Juvenile Law Appellate Court Slip Opinion

by Greenlee, Rebecca


AC 46612 - In re Denzel W. et al. ("The respondent mother, Stephanie B., appeals from the judgments of the trial court, rendered in favor of the petitioner, the Commissioner of Children and Families, terminating her parental rights with respect to her minor children, Denzel W. and Ariel W. On appeal, the respondent claims that the court improperly (1) shifted the burden of proof on the issue of personal rehabilitation to her and (2) determined that she failed to achieve such degree of personal rehabilitation as would encourage the belief that, within a reasonable period of time and considering the ages and needs of the children, she could assume a responsible position in the children’s lives. See General Statutes § 17a-112 (j) (3) (B). We affirm the judgments of the trial court.")