IN RE SMITH MINORS

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STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS In the Matter of MARCHELLE SMITH, MARCELLOUS SMITH and MARKETTA SMITH, Minors. FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY, UNPUBLISHED July 14, 1998 Petitioner-Appellee, v No. 204435 Wayne Juvenile Court LC No. 86-254872 TANGELYN RACHELLE SMITH, Respondent-Appellant, and LAMONT BIGGS and TRAVON SMITH, Respondents. Before: Murphy, P.J., and Young, Jr. and M. R. Smith*, JJ. MEMORANDUM. Respondent-appellant appeals as of right from the juvenile court order terminating her parental rights to the minor children under MCL 712A.19b(3)(a)(ii), (b)(i), (b)(ii), (c)(i), (g) and (j); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(3)(a)(ii), (b)(i), (b)(ii), (c)(i), (g) and (j). We affirm. The juvenile court did not clearly err in finding that the statutory grounds for termination were established by clear and convincing evidence. MCR 5.974(I); In re Miller, 433 Mich 331, 337; 445 NW2d 161 (1989). Further, respondent-appellant failed to show that termination of her * Circuit judge, sitting on the Court of Appeals by assignment. -1­ parental rights was clearly not in the children’s best interests. In re Hall-Smith, 222 Mich App 470, 472-473; 564 NW2d 156 (1997). Thus, the juvenile court did not err in terminating respondent­ appellant’s parental rights to the children. MCL 712A.19b(5); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(5). Affirmed. /s/ William B. Murphy /s/ Robert P. Young, Jr. /s/ Michael R. Smith -2­