IN RE MILTON MINORSAnnotate this Case
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COURT OF APPEALS
In the Matter of IRIS MILTON, MICHAEL
MILTON, JENNIFER MILTON, MONICA
MILTON, VERONICA MILTON and JESSICA
FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY,
November 6, 1998
JINA D. PUGH and MICHAEL KEITH MILTON,
Wayne Juvenile Court
LC No. 93-311901
Before: Young Jr., P.J., and Wahls and Jansen, JJ.
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
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.
/s/ Robert P. Young, Jr.
/s/ Myron H. Wahls
/s/ Kathleen Jansen