IN RE BINIECKI MINORS

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STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS In the Matter of PAUL JOSEPH BINIECKI, HENRY EDWARD BINIECKI, ROBERT JAMES BINIECKI and FRANCIS JOSEPH BINIECKI, Minors. FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY UNPUBLISHED November 6, 1998 Petitioner-Appellee, v No. 205617 Wayne Juvenile Court LC No. 94-317962 JANET C. HUGHES, Respondent-Appellant, and DENNIS BINIECKI, Respondent. Before: Young Jr., P.J., and Wahls and Jansen, JJ. MEMORANDUM. Respondent-appellant appeals by delayed leave granted the juvenile court’s order terminating her parental rights to the minor children pursuant to MCL 712A.19b(3)(b)(ii), (c)(i), (g) and (j); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(3)(b)(ii), (c)(i), (g) and (j). We affirm. This case is being decided without oral argument pursuant to MCR 7.214(E). Although respondent-appellant asserts in her statement of the issue that petitioner failed to make sufficient efforts to reunify the family, she does not argue this issue in her brief. Therefore, we consider it abandoned. Singerman v Municiple Services Bureau, 211 Mich App 678, 684; 536 NW2d 383 (1995). -1­ Next, 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(I); In re Conley, 216 Mich App 41, 42; 549 NW2d 353 (1996). 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. Id. Affirmed. /s/ Robert P. Young, Jr. /s/ Myron H. Wahls /s/ Kathleen Jansen -2­