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2007-UP-399 - SCDSS v. Wanda M.

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.

Wanda M. and Greg M.,/and/Justin M.  09/11/1991/Brandon M.  02/09/1996/Maria M.   04/14/1997/Defendants,/Of whom Wanda M. is the mother Appellant.


Appeal From Pickens County
 Aphrodite K. Konduros, Family Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2007-UP-399
Submitted September 17, 2007 – Filed September 28, 2007   


AFFIRMED


John Brandt Rucker, of Greenville, for Appellant.

Harry LaDon Phillips, Jr., of Greenville, for Respondent.

Ann Shipman Miner, of Pickens, Steven Luther Alexander, of Pickens, for Guardian Ad Litem.

PER CURIAM:  This appeal arises from the termination of parental rights (TPR) of Wanda M. (Mother) to three of her minor children.  The family court found Mother’s parental rights should be terminated because: 1) the children have been in foster care under the responsibility of the State for fifteen of the most recent twenty-two months; and 2) Mother has a diagnosable condition unlikely to change within a reasonable time and the condition makes it unlikely that she can provide minimally acceptable care to the three minor children.  Additionally, the court found termination was in the best interests of the children.  See S.C. Code Ann. § 20-7-1572 (Supp. 2006).  Upon reviewing the record and the family court’s determination in its entirety pursuant to Ex Parte Cauthen, 291 S.C. 465, 354 S.E.2d 381 (1987), we find no meritorious issues warranting briefing.  Accordingly, the family court’s decision is affirmed.[1]

AFFIRMED.

HEARN, CJ., and HUFF and KITTREDGE, JJ., concur.


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