IN THE MATTER OF Halifax County
S.L.G., No. 03 J 10
Halifax County Department of Social Services, by Jeffrey
Jenkins, for petitioner-appellee.
Richard Jester, for respondent-father.
Monique Skinner-Dixon, for Guardian ad Litem.
Respondent-father appeals an order terminating his parental rights in S.L.G. We affirm.
Respondent first argues that the trial court erred by considering prior orders based upon hearings held at other times that refer to hearsay and contain matters proven under a different standard of proof. This issue was decided by this Court against respondent in In re S.L.G. and T.L.G., __ N.C. App. __, 626 S.E.2d 876 (2006)(COA05-458 unpublished opinion), and we similarly reject it in this case.
Father next contends that the trial court erred by making findings of facts that are not supported by sufficient evidence and that are simply a recitation of allegations. This issue wasdecided against respondent in S.L.G. and T.L.G., and we similarly reject it in this case.
Respondent next contends the trial court erred by determining that grounds existed to terminate his parental rights, and that termination is in this juvenile's best interests. As respondent concedes, he raised substantially similar arguments that were decided against him in In re S.L.G. and T.L.G. We similarly reject them in this case.
We have evaluated father's remaining assignment of error and conclude that it is without merit.
Chief Judge MARTIN and Judge McCULLOUGH concur.
Report per Rule 30(e).
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