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2008-UP-148 - SC Department of Social Services v. Tonya S.

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.

Tonya S., Peter S., Vatchel W., and John Doe,  Defendants,

of whom Peter S. is Appellant.

In the interests of:  Child 1 (DOB: 11/21/96), Child 2 (DOB: 12/17/01), Child 3 (DOB: 12/17/01), Minors under the age of 14.


Appeal From Anderson County
 Barry W. Knobel, Family Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-148
Submitted March 3, 3007 – Filed March 6, 2008


AFFIRMED


Rodney Wade Richey, of Greenville, for Appellant.

Amy Sutherland, of Anderson, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: This appeal arises from the termination of parental rights of Father.  The family court found his parental rights should be terminated on two grounds: (1) the children have been in DSS’s custody for fifteen of twenty-two months; and (2) the children have been out of the home for six months and Father has failed to remedy the conditions which led to the removal.  Additionally, the family court found termination was in the best interest of the children.  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[1] the family court’s ruling and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.

AFFIRMED.

ANDERSON, SHORT, and THOMAS, JJ., concur.


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