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2008-UP-466 - SCDSS v. Doe

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.

Gina M., Jeremy W., and John Doe, Defendants,

Of Whom Gina M. is the Appellant.

In the interest of S.M., a minor child under the age of 18.


Appeal From Pickens County
Alvin D. Johnson, Family Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-466
Submitted August 1, 2008 – Filed August 8, 2008


AFFIRMED


Rodney W. Richey, of Greenville, for Appellant.

Scarlet Bell Moore, of Greenville, for Respondent.

Steven L. Alexander, of Pickens, for Guardian Ad Litem.

PER CURIAM: Gina M. appeals from the family court’s order terminating her parental rights to her minor child, S.M.  See S.C. Code Ann. § 20-7-1572 (Supp. 2007).  Upon a thorough review of the record and the family court’s findings of fact and conclusions of law, pursuant to Ex Parte Cauthen, 291 S.C. 465, 354 S.E.2d 381 (1987), we find no meritorious issues warrant briefing.  Accordingly, we affirm the family court’s ruling and relieve counsel.

AFFIRMED.[1]

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


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