IN RE FIDEL MINORS

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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 FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY, UNPUBLISHED December 4, 1998 Petitioner-Appellee, v REMONIA PARMENTER, No. 207109 Wayne Juvenile Court LC No. 96-337314 Respondent-Appellant, and LIEF FIDEL, SR., Respondent. Before: Sawyer, P.J., and Wahls and Hoekstra, JJ. MEMORANDUM. 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. Affirmed. /s/ David H. Sawyer /s/ Myron H. Wahls /s/ Joel P. Hoekstra -2­