IN RE EUGENE STEVEN RAY III MINOR

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STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS __________________________________________ In the Matter of EUGENE STEVEN RAY, III, Minor. FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY, UNPUBLISHED October 30, 1998 Petitioner-Appellee, v No. 205202 Wayne Juvenile Court LC No. 87-263852 EUGENE STEVEN RAY, JR., Respondent-Appellant, and CHARLOTTE ANN CUNNINGHAM, Respondent. Before: Young, Jr., P.J., and Wahls and Jansen, JJ. MEMORANDUM. Respondent-appellant appeals as of right from the juvenile court order terminating his parental rights to the minor child under MCL 712A.19b(3)(c)(i), (g) and (j); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(3)(c)(i), (g) and (j). We affirm. Respondent-appellant challenges the termination of his parental rights under §§ 19b(3)(c)(i) and (g) only. Because only one statutory ground is necessary to terminate parental rights and because respondent-appellant does not challenge the termination of his parental rights under § 19b(3)(j), respondent-appellant is not entitled to appellate relief. Roberts & Son Contracting, Inc v North Oakland Development Corp, 163 Mich App 109, 113; 413 NW2d 744 (1987). Regardless, 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; In re Miller, 433 Mich 331, 337; 445 NW2d 161 (1989). Further, respondent-appellant does not argue that termination of -1­ his parental rights was clearly not in the child’s best interests. MCL 712A.19b(5); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(5); In re Hall-Smith, 222 Mich App 470, 472-473; 564 NW2d 156 (1997). We therefore conclude that the juvenile court did not err in terminating respondent-appellant’s parental rights to the child. Id. Affirmed. /s/ Robert P. Young, Jr. /s/ Myron H. Wahls /s/ Kathleen Jansen -2­