IN RE MILTON MINORS

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STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS In the Matter of IRIS MILTON, MICHAEL MILTON, JENNIFER MILTON, MONICA MILTON, VERONICA MILTON and JESSICA MILTON, Minors. FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY, UNPUBLISHED November 6, 1998 Petitioner-Appellee, v JINA D. PUGH and MICHAEL KEITH MILTON, Nos. 204154;204415 Wayne Juvenile Court LC No. 93-311901 Respondents-Appellants. Before: Young Jr., P.J., and Wahls and Jansen, JJ. MEMORANDUM. Respondents appeal as of right the order of the juvenile court terminating their parental rights to their minor children under 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. This case is being decided without oral argument pursuant to MCR 7.214(E). The juvenile court did not clearly err in finding that statutory grounds for termination under §§ 19b(3)(c)(i), (g) and (j) were established by clear and convincing evidence. MCR 5.974(I); In re HallSmith, 222 Mich App 470, 472; 564 NW2d 156 (1997). The evidence indicated that respondent Pugh failed to submit to drug screens, failed to obtain stable employment or suitable housing, and failed to address through counseling her problem involving the selection of abusive partners. Similarly, the evidence indicated that respondent Milton stopped attending AA meetings, failed to obtain drug screens, refused to acknowledge the need for counseling despite having once again chosen a partner who endangered the children, stopped communicating with the caseworker, and had not yet obtained suitable housing. -1­ Furthermore, respondents failed to show that termination of their parental rights was clearly not in the children’s best interests. MCL 712A.19(b)(5); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(5); In re Hall-Smith, supra. Thus, the juvenile court did not err in terminating respondents’ parental rights to the children. Affirmed. /s/ Robert P. Young, Jr. /s/ Myron H. Wahls /s/ Kathleen Jansen -2­