07/29/91 James M. V. Honorable Elliott E. Maynard
Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
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1. "'Courts are not required to exhaust every speculative possibility of parental improvement before terminating parental rights where it appears that the welfare of the child will be seriously threatened and this is particularly applicable to children under the age of three years who are more susceptible to illness, need consistent close interaction with fully committed adults, and are likely to have their emotional and physical development retarded by numerous placements.' Syl. Pt. 1, in part, In re R.J.M.,  W.Va. , 266 S.E.2d 114 (1980)." Syl. Pt. 1, in part, In re Darla B., 175 W.Va. 137, 331 S.E.2d 868 (1985).