IN RE DEVON SHANNA & CHANTEL SIMS MINORSAnnotate this Case
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COURT OF APPEALS
In the Matter of DEVON SIMS, SHANNA SIMS,
and CHANTEL SIMS, Minors.
FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY,
December 8, 1998
Nos. 211649; 211935
Calhoun Juvenile Court
LC No. 00-001897
SAMMIE INGRAM and CHARLOTTE SIMS,
Before: Sawyer, P.J., and Wahls and Hoekstra, JJ.
Respondents appeal as of right from the juvenile court order terminating their parental rights to
the minor children under MCL 712A.19b(3)(c)(i), (g) and (j); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(3)(c)(i), (g)
and (j). We affirm.
The juvenile court did not clearly err in finding that the statutory grounds for termination were
established by clear and convincing evidence. See MCR 5.974(I); In re Miller, 433 Mich 331, 337;
445 NW2d 161 (1989). Further, respondents failed to show that termination of their parental rights
was clearly not in the children’s best interests. See 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 respondents’ parental rights to the children.
/s/ David H. Sawyer
/s/ Myron H. Wahls
/s/ Joel P. Hoekstra