“The family court may order the termination of parental rights upon a finding of one or more of the following grounds and a finding that termination is in the best interest of the child:

(2) The child has been removed from the parent pursuant to subarticle 3 or Section 63-7-1660 and has been out of the home for a period of six months following the adoption of a placement plan by court order or by agreement between the department and the parent and the parent has not remedied the conditions which caused the removal.”

Most clients I have had the opportunity to represent tend to take longer than six months to remedy the conditions which caused the removal of the child. Fortunately, if my client is making progress on a treatment plan, the Department of Social Services general gives him or her more time to finish it.