IN RE SIMONE MONET O'DAY MINORAnnotate this Case
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COURT OF APPEALS
In the Matter of SIMONE MONET O’DAY,
FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY,
November 6, 1998
Washtenaw Juvenile Court
LC No. 90-018484 NA
Before: Young, Jr., P.J., and Wahls and Jansen, JJ.
Respondent Marsha O’Day appeals as of right from a juvenile court order terminating her
parental rights to the minor child pursuant to MCL 712A.19b(3)(a)(ii), (c)(i) and (g); MSA
27.3178(598.19b)(3)(a)(ii), (c)(i) and (g). We affirm.
The juvenile court did not clearly err in finding that the statutory grounds for termination were
established by clear and convincing evidence. MCL 5.974(I); In re Miller, 433 Mich 331, 337; 445
NW2d 161 (1989); In re Hall-Smith, 222 Mich App 470; 564 NW2d 156 (1997). The record does
not support respondent’s claim that petitioner failed to assist her in achieving the goals outlined in the
parent/agency agreement. On the contrary, the record indicates that services were offered to
respondent, including the one-on-one parenting program, but that respondent disappeared for more
than eight months during the pendency of this matter and did not take advantage of the services offered
Finally, respondent failed to show that termination of her parental rights was clearly not in the
minor child’s best interests. MCL 712A.19b(5); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(5); In re Hall-Smith,
supra. Thus, the juvenile court did not err in terminating respondent’s parental rights to the child. Id.
/s/ Robert P. Young, Jr.
/s/ Myron H. Wahls
/s/ Kathleen Jansen