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2005-UP-433 - SC Department of Social Services

THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE.  IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 239(d)(2), SCACR.

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

South Carolina Department of Social Services,        Respondent,

v.

Joanna Payne and Antonio Holden, and Jaida Holden, DOB: 12/12/01, A minor child,        Defendants,

of whom Antonio Holden is        Appellant.


Appeal From York County
Robert E. Guess, Family Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2005-UP-433
Submitted July 1, 2005 – Filed July 13, 2005


AFFIRMED


Myron B. Boloyan, of Lake Wylie, for Appellant.

Cherie T. Barton, of York, for Respondent.

Christopher A. Wellborn, of Rock Hill, for Guardian Ad Litem.

PER CURIAM:  This appeal arises from the termination of the parental rights of Antonio Holden to his minor daughter.  The court found his parental rights should be terminated on four grounds:  1) willful failure to provide support; 2) willful failure to visit; 3) Holden has a diagnosable condition of drug addiction that is unlikely to change within a reasonable time; and 4) the child has been in DSS’ custody for 15 of the most recent 22 months.  Additionally, the court found termination was in the best interest of the child.  See S.C. Code Ann. § 20-7-1572 (Supp. 2004).

After a thorough review of the record pursuant to Ex Parte Cauthen, 291 S.C. 465, 354 S.E.2d 381 (1987), we affirm[1] the family court’s ruling and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.

AFFIRMED.

HEARN, C.J. and BEATTY and SHORT, JJ., concur.


[1] We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.