IN RE HARRIS MINOR

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STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS In the Matter of DESTINY HARRIS, Minor. FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY, UNPUBLISHED July 17, 1998 Petitioner-Appellee, v No. 205451 Wayne Juvenile Court LC No. 90-482599 THERESA HARRIS, Respondent-Appellant, and DAVID POWELL, Respondent. Before: Murphy, P.J., and Young, Jr. and M. R. Smith*, JJ. MEMORANDUM. The juvenile court terminated respondent-appellant’s parental rights to the minor child under MCL 712A.19b(3)(a)(ii) and (c)(i); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(3)(a)(ii) and (c)(i). She appeals as of right. We affirm. In order to terminate parental rights, the probate court must find that at least one of the statutory grounds for termination has been met by clear and convincing evidence. In re McIntyre, 192 Mich App 47, 50; 480 NW2d 293 (1991). Once a statutory ground for termination has been met by clear and convincing evidence, the court shall order termination of parental rights, unless the court finds that termination of parental rights is clearly not in the best interests of the child. MCL 712A.19b(5); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(5); In re Hall-Smith, 222 Mich App 470, 473; 564 NW2d 156 (1997). The trial * Circuit judge, sitting on the Court of Appeals by assignment. -1­ court’s decision regarding termination is reviewed in its entirety for clear error. In re Hall-Smith, supra at 472. The juvenile court did not clearly err in finding that the statutory grounds for termination were established by clear and convincing evidence. Further, respondent-appellant advanced no evidence that termination was not clearly in the best interests of the child. Thus, the juvenile court did not err in terminating respondent-appellant’s parental rights. Id. Affirmed. /s/ William B. Murphy /s/ Robert P. Young, Jr. /s/ Michael R. Smith -2­