IN RE FAULKNER & LUPU MINORS

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STATE OF MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS In the Matter of TERA JO FAULKNER, RONALD EMIL LUPU II, SAMANTHA LYNN LUPU, and ELIZABETH DENISE LUPU, Minors. FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY, UNPUBLISHED November 20, 1998 Petitioner-Appellee, v No. 208562 Oakland Juvenile Court LC No. 94-057834 NA RONALD LUPU, Respondent-Appellant, and DAYLA FAULKNER, Respondent. Before: Young, Jr., P.J., and Wahls and Jansen, JJ. MEMORANDUM. Respondent-appellant appeals as of right from a juvenile court order terminating his parental rights to the minor children under 712A.19b(3)(c)(i) and (g); MSA 27.3178(3)(c)(i) and (g). We affirm. Respondent-appellant, who was arrested and jailed in 1997, argues that the Family Independence Agency (FIA) failed to make reasonable efforts to help him conduct himself in a law­ abiding fashion. Even assuming that the FIA was required to assist respondent-appellant in this fashion, considering respondent-appellant’s failure to comply with much of the parent-agency agreement and his failure to avail himself fully of the social services that the FIA provided to him, the record provides no reasonable expectation that he would have benefited from such services. -1­ We conclude that 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 Cornet, 422 Mich 274, 277; 373 NW2d 536 (1985). Further, respondent-appellant failed to demonstrate that termination was clearly not in the children’s best interests. MCL 712A.19b(5); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(5); In re Hamlet (After Remand), 225 Mich App 505, 522; 571 NW2d 750 (1997). Thus, the juvenile court did not err in terminating respondent-appellant’s parental rights to the children. Affirmed. /s/ Robert P. Young, Jr. /s/ Myron H. Wahls /s/ Kathleen Jansen -2­