Assigned on Briefs April 15, 2019
from the Chancery Court for Roane County No. 2017-AD-518
Frank V. Williams, III, Chancellor
trial court terminated the parental rights of T.N. (mother)
with respect to her child M.N. The court also granted a
petition for adoption by stepmother A.N. Because the court
did not "make specific findings of fact and
conclusions of law," Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-1-113(k)
(Supp. 2018), we remand the case to the trial court for the
entry of an appropriate order.
R. App. P. 3 Appeal as of Right; Case Remanded with
Allison M. Rehn, Harriman, Tennessee, for the appellant, T.N.
R. Hines, Harriman, Tennessee, for the appellees, J.E.N. and
Charles D. Susano, Jr., J., delivered the opinion of the
court, in which Richard H. Dinkins and Thomas R. Frierson,
II, JJ., joined.
MEMORANDUM OPINION 
CHARLES D. SUSANO, JR., JUDGE
trial court entered the following order:
matter came for hearing on June 28, 2018, before the Hon.
Chancellor Frank Williams, Chancellor for Roane County,
Tennessee for Final Hearing on the Adoption Proceedings.
Based upon the pleadings, the arguments of the Petitioners
and the record as a whole, the Court finds and Orders as
1. [T.N.] had proper service and notice of the Court hearing
but was not present at the opening of Court at 9:30 a.m.
2. [T.N.] spoke with her attorney the night before court and
said that she was going to be at Court for the hearing.
3. The Court delayed the trial of the case for an hour, until
10:30 a.m., at which time [T.N.] was not present and her