IN THE MATTER OF: T.S., T.S., T.S., T.S., Youths in Need of Care.
Submitted on Briefs: September 4, 2013
District Court of the Eighth Judicial District, In and For the County o f Cascade, Cause Nos. ADN 11-155, -156, -157, -158 Honorable Greg Pinski, Presiding Judge
For Appellant: Anne-Marie K. Simeon, Attorney at Law
For Appellee: Timothy C. Fox, Montana Attorney General; Tammy K Plubell, Assistant Attorney General Theresa L. Diekhans, Child Protection Unit, Great Falls, Montana John Parker, Cascade County Attorney, Great Falls, Montana
Michael E Wheat Justice
¶1 K.S., the Father, appeals from the Order of the Montana Eighth Judicial District Court, Cascade County, terminating his parental rights. We affirm.
¶2 The issues presented for our review are as follows:
¶3 Did the Father preserve for review the issue of his treatment plan's appropriateness, when he did not timely object to the plan?
¶4 Did the District Court abuse its discretion by terminating the Father's parental rights without also terminating the Mother's parental rights?
FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
¶5 The order at issue terminates the Father's parental rights to his four children, T.S.1, T.S.2, T.S.3, and T.S.4 (Children).
¶6 T.S.1 was born in 2002. She has cerebral palsy, a seizure disorder, and is hard of hearing. T.S.2 was born in 2003. He is deaf. T.S.3 was born in 2007. T.S.4 was born in 2008. K .S., the Father, is the natural father of all four Children. H e is hard of hearing. E .S., the Mother, is the natural mother of all four Children. She is deaf.
¶7 The Children were removed from the Father's care at approximately 5:00 p.m. on July 22, 2011. The Children had been found, at approximately 2:00 a.m., at the park across the street from the Father's apartment. W hen they were returned to the Father's care, the ...