IN RE FINKEN/HODGE MINORS

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STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS In the Matter of RYAN MICHAEL FINKEN, JACOB FINLEY HODGE and JUSTIN DAVID HODGE, Minors. FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY, UNPUBLISHED July 14, 1998 Petitioner-Appellee, v KRIS HODGE and LISA ANN FINKEN, Nos. 204697; 204759 Wayne Juvenile Court LC No. 91-295751 Respondents-Appellants. Before: Murphy, P.J., and Young, Jr. and M. R. Smith*, JJ. MEMORANDUM. Respondents appeal as of right from a juvenile court order terminating their parental rights to the minor children under MCL 712A.19b(3)(c)(i), (g) and (j); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(3)(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). Additionally, respondents failed to show that termination of their parental rights was clearly not in the best interests of the children. Thus, the juvenile court did not err in terminating respondents’ parental rights. MCL 712A.19b(5); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(5); In re Hamlet (After Remand), 225 Mich App 505, 515; 571 NW2d 750 (1997); In re Hall-Smith, 222 Mich App 470, 471-474; 564 NW2d 156 (1997). Affirmed. * Circuit judge, sitting on the Court of Appeals by assignment. /s/ William B. Murphy /s/ Robert P. Young, Jr. /s/ Michael R. Smith -2­