IN RE FREDDIE KIBBY IV AND JAWAHN STERLING MINORS

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STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS In the Matter of IESHA MADEN, FRANK MADEN, JR., and DOMINIC MADEN, Minors. FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY, UNPUBLISHED October 30, 1998 Petitioner-Appellee, v Nos. 210930 St. Clair Juvenile Court LC No. 95-000370 IRIS MADEN, Respondent-Appellant, and FRANK MADEN, SR., Respondent. In the Matter of FREDDIE KIBBY, IV, and JAWAHN STERLING, Minors. FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY, Petitioner-Appellee, v No. 210949 St. Clair Juvenile Court LC No. 95-000323 IRIS MADEN, Respondent-Appellant, and FREDDIE KIBBY, III, Respondent. -1­ Before: Young, Jr., P.J., and Wahls and Jansen, JJ. MEMORANDUM. In these consolidated appeals, respondent-appellant appeals as of right from the juvenile court order terminating her parental rights to the minor children under MCL 712A.19b(3)(c)(i); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(3)(c)(i).1 This case is being decided without oral argument pursuant to MCR 7.214(E). We affirm. The juvenile court did not clearly err in finding that the statutory ground for termination was 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 parental rights was clearly not in the children’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). Thus, the juvenile court did not err in terminating respondent-appellant’s parental rights to the children. Affirmed. /s/ Robert P. Young, Jr. /s/ Myron H. Wahls /s/ Kathleen Jansen 1 The fathers of the minor children do not appeal the concurrent termination of their parental rights. -2­