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2007-UP-301 - SC Department of Social Services v. David T.

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.

David T., Carrie T., and Robert T.,[1] Defendants,

Of whom David T. is the Appellant.


Appeal From Greenville County
 R. Kinard Johnson, Jr., Family Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2007-UP-301
Submitted June 1, 2007 – Filed June 8, 2007


AFFIRMED


Amos A. Workman, of Greenville, for Appellant.

Scarlet Moore, of Greenville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: This appeal arises from the termination of the parental rights of David T.  The family court found his parental rights should be terminated on three grounds: 1) failure to remedy the conditions which led to removal; 2) David T. has a diagnosable condition which makes it unlikely he can provide minimally acceptable care of the child; and 3) the child has been in DSS’ custody for fifteen of twenty-two months.  Additionally, the family court found termination was in the best interest of the child.  See S.C. Code Ann. § 20-7-1572 (Supp. 2006).

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

AFFIRMED.

HEARN, C.J., KITTREDGE, J., and CURETON, A.J., concur.


[1] The names of the minor children and the respective defendants have been changed to protect the minors’ identities.

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