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2008-UP-183 - Doe v. South Carolina DSS

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


Jane and John Doe, Respondents,

v.

South Carolina DSS; Juan C.; Pamela C-R.; and Baby Girl K., a minor under the age of seven (7) years, Defendants,/ Of whom Juan C. is the Appellant,

And

South Carolina DSS, Respondent,

v.

Pamela J.L. C-R., and Juan C., Defendants,/Of Whom Juan C. is the Appellant.


Appeal From Cherokee County
 Georgia V. Anderson, Family Court Judge


AFFIRMED


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-183
Submitted March 3, 2008 – Filed March 17, 2008


AFFIRMED


Alexander  Hray, Jr., of Spartanburg, for Appellant.

Beth McElroy Bullock, of Gaffney and James Fletcher Thompson, of Spartanburg, for Respondents.

Usha Jefferies Bridges, of Gaffney, for Guardian Ad Litem.

PER CURIAM: This appeal arises from the termination of parental rights of Juan C. (Father).  The family court found his parental rights should be terminated on two grounds: 1) the child has been in DSS’ custody for fifteen of the most recent twenty-two months; and 2) Father has willfully failed to support the child.  Additionally, the family court found termination was in the best interest of the child.  See S.C. Code Ann. § 20-7-1572 (Supp. 2007).  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.

HUFF, KITTREDGE, and WILLIAMS, JJ., concur.


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