IN RE FIDEL MINORSAnnotate this Case
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COURT OF APPEALS
In the Matter of EBONY SHATAE FIDEL, LEIF
ANTHONY FIDEL, JR., SHANNEL ELISE FIDEL,
JONATHON BANARD FIDEL and JAWUAN
MARQUISE FIDEL, Minors.
FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY,
December 4, 1998
Wayne Juvenile Court
LC No. 96-337314
LIEF FIDEL, SR.,
Before: Sawyer, P.J., and Wahls and Hoekstra, JJ.
Respondent-appellant appeals by delayed leave granted from the juvenile court order
terminating her parental rights to the minor children. We affirm.
The juvenile court did not clearly err in finding that statutory grounds for termination under MCL
712A.19b(3)(c)(i) and (j); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(3)(c)(i) and (j), were established by clear and
convincing evidence. MCR 5.974(I); In re Miller, 433 Mich 331, 337; 445 NW2d 161 (1989).
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.
/s/ David H. Sawyer
/s/ Myron H. Wahls
/s/ Joel P. Hoekstra