Appeal was taken from an order terminating the parental rights of the appellant. Held:
The child involved in this case suffered from a hyperkenetic syndrome. The sole question presented is whether she was a deprived child and the conditions and causes of the deprivation are likely to continue. See Code Ann. 24A-3201 (Ga. L. 1971, pp. 709, 747, as amended through Ga. L. 1977, pp. 181, 182). As held in Brown v. Fulton County Dept. of Family &c. Services, 136 Ga. App. 308
, 310 (220 SE2d 790
) "the definition of 'deprived child' focuses upon the needs of the child regardless of parental fault."
The proof offered on trial revealed that a "hyperactive" child required a great deal more care and special attention than an ordinary child; that without such extra care the child would suffer serious physical, mental and emotional problems or harm; that based on her past behavior the mother failed to provide a stable home environment and these conditions are likely to continue.
The trial judge concluded that the child was deprived within the meaning of Code Ann. 24A-3201. "In determining how the interest of the child is best served, the juvenile court is vested with a broad discretion which will not be controlled in the absence of manifest abuse." Banks v. Dept. of Human Resources, 141 Ga. App. 347
, 350 (233 SE2d 449
). See In the interest of K. C. O., 142 Ga. App. 216 (235 SE2d 602)
; Cox v. Dept. of Human Resources, 148 Ga. App. 43 (250 SE2d 839)
. Under the special circumstances here, we find the evidence sufficient to sustain the finding.