IN RE KATANA C TAYLOR MINOR

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STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS In the Matter of KATANA C. TAYLOR, Minor. FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY, UNPUBLISHED November 20, 1998 Petitioner-Appellee, v No. 205122 Wayne Juvenile Court LC No. 88-268846 BYRON TAYLOR, Respondent-Appellant, and MARGARET NICHOLSON, Respondent. Before: Young, Jr., P.J., and Wahls and Jansen, JJ. MEMORANDUM. Respondent-appellant appeals as of right from the juvenile court order terminating his parental rights to the minor child under MCL 712A.19b(3)(c)(i); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(3)(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 the statutory grounds for termination were established by clear and convincing evidence. MCR 5.974(I); In re Miller, 433 Mich 331, 337; 445 NW2d 161 (1989). Furthermore, respondent-appellant does not argue, nor does the record indicate, that termination of parental rights was clearly not in the child’s best interests. MCL 712A.19b(5); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(5). Thus, the juvenile court did not err in terminating respondent-appellant’s parental rights to the child. In re Hall-Smith, 222 Mich App 470, 472-473; 564 NW2d 156 (1997). -1­ Affirmed. /s/ Robert P. Young, Jr. /s/ Myron H. Wahls /s/ Kathleen Jansen -2­