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STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS In the Matter of BIANCA ALESHIA BROWN, Minor. FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY, UNPUBLISHED May 29, 1998 Petitioner-Appellee, v No. 202138 Wayne Juvenile Court LC No. 89-282114 BODO BROWN, Respondent-Appellant, and LETITIA CLAUSELL, Respondent. Before: Jansen, P.J., and Kelly and Markey, JJ. MEMORANDUM. Respondent-appellant appeals by delayed leave granted from a juvenile court order terminating his parental rights to the minor child under MCL 712A.19b(3)(c)(i), (f), (g) and (j); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(3)(c)(i), (f), (g) and (j). We affirm. We have reviewed the decision to terminate respondent-appellant’s parental rights in its entirety and conclude that the juvenile court’s findings of fact were not clearly erroneous. MCR 5.974(I). The statutory grounds for termination provided in MCL 712A.19b(3)(c)(i), (g) and (j); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(3)(c)(i), (g) and (j) were established by clear and convincing evidence. In re Miller, 433 Mich 331, 337; 445 NW2d 161 (1989); In re Hall-Smith, 222 Mich App 470, 472; 564 NW2d 156 (1997). Further, the juvenile court did not clearly err in finding that termination of -1­ respondent-appellant’s parental rights was in the best interests of the child. MCL 712A.19b(5); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(5), In re Hall-Smith, supra, pp 472-473. -2­ Affirmed. /s/ Kathleen Jansen /s/ Michael J. Kelly /s/ Jane E. Markey -3­