IN THE MATTER OF:
D.C.B. and A.N.O., Wayne County
Minor Children. Nos. 04 J 151-152
(respondent) appeals permanency planning
orders filed 21 April 2006 with respect to her minor children,
D.C.B. and A.N.O.
(See footnote 1)
Because this appeal is interlocutory, we
dismiss this matter.
D.C.B. and A.N.O. were adjudicated neglected in an order entered 2 September 2004. After initially placing the children with respondent's mother and then placing the children with two different maternal aunts, the trial court granted custody of both children to one of the maternal aunts (S.C.), in an order entered 4 February 2005. After a review hearing in which the trial court noted respondent's failure to make progress toward reunification with her children, the trial court granted permanent guardianship of both children to S.C. at a permanency planning hearing held on 10 August 2005.
At the August 2005 permanency planning hearing, the trial court noted that, although respondent had completed some of the requirements of her case plan as of the date of hearing, she had waited approximately seven months to begin working on the plan. The trial court found that, despite respondent's completion of some of the plan's requirements, respondent had not obtained employment and had not convinced the trial court she was seeking employment. The trial court also found respondent had failed to obtain stable housing and was living with her boyfriend out of the goodness of his heart. The trial court then concluded it was impossible to return the juvenile[s] to the mother at that time, and that it was not likely that the Court can return the juvenile[s] to the mother within the next six months. The trial court then found it was in the best interest of the children that the permanent plan be guardianship with S.C., and designated S.C. as the fit and proper guardian of the children. Following entry of the order granting guardianship with S.C., the children continued to live with S.C. Respondent did not appeal the guardianship order.
In the 21 April 2006 permanency planning orders, the trial court reaffirmed the permanent plan by ordering that custody and guardianship remain with S.C. Respondent appeals.
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