IN RE WEBSTER MINORSAnnotate this Case
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COURT OF APPEALS
In the Matter of JOHNATHAN EMANUEL
WEBSTER, VIRGINIA DEANNA WEBSTER and
ANDRE DARRELL WEBSTER, Minors.
FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY,
July 17, 1998
Wayne Juvenile Court
LC No. 79-216672
JAMES JONES, CHARLIE ROBERTS
and ERNEST ROBINSON,
Before: Murphy, P.J., and Young, Jr. and M. R. Smith*, JJ.
Respondent-appellant appeals as of right from the court order terminating her parental rights to
the minor children pursuant to MCL 712A.19b(3)(a)(ii), (c)(i), (g), and (j); MSA
27.3178(598.19b)(3)(a)(ii), (c)(i), (g), and (j). We affirm.
Respondent-appellant concedes that the statutory grounds for termination were established by
clear and convincing evidence, but maintains that termination of her parental rights was improper as
being contrary to the children’s best interests. We disagree. Under MCL 712A.19b(5); MSA
* Circuit judge, sitting on the Court of Appeals by assignment.
27.3178(598.19b)(5), the juvenile court was required to order termination of respondent-appellant’s
parental rights, unless the court found that termination was clearly not in the children’s best interests.
Respondent-appellant failed to show that termination of her parental rights was clearly not in the
children’s best interests. In re Hall-Smith, 222 Mich App 470, 473; 564 NW2d 156 (1997). Thus,
the juvenile court did not err in terminating respondent-appellant’s parental rights.
/s/ William B. Murphy
/s/ Robert P. Young, Jr.
/s/ Michael R. Smith