THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals
South Carolina Department of Social Services, Respondent,
Ronald Ceo, Jameral Ingram, Sr., John Doe, the unknown father of Rontae A. Ceo, and Jameral F. Ingram, Jr., and Rontae A. Ceo, a child, D/O/B 10/27/97 and Jameral F. Ingram, Jr., a child, D/O/B 4/6/95, Defendants,
of whom Ronald Ceo is, Appellant.
Appeal From Marion County
Mary E. Buchan, Family Court Judge
Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-059
"Submitted November 20, 2002 – Filed January 17, 2003
Michael A. Meetze, of Marion, for appellant.
Timothy H. Pogue, of Marion, for respondent.
PER CURIAM: Ronald Ceo appeals the termination of his parental rights to his minor child born October 27, 1997. The family court found the child had lived outside Ceo’s home for a period exceeding six months, and during this time Ceo had failed to support the child. S.C. Code Ann. § 20-7-1572(4) (Supp. 2001). The family court also found it to be in the child’s best interests to terminate Ceo’s parental rights and place the child for adoption.
Pursuant to Ex parte Cauthen, 291 S.C. 465, 354 S.E.2d 381 (1987), Ceo’s counsel attached to the record of the family court proceedings an affidavit stating his belief that the appeal lacks merit. Ceo filed a pro se response to counsel’s affidavit.
Upon reviewing Ceo’s brief, the record, and the family court’s determination in its entirety, we find no meritorious issues warranting briefing. Accordingly, the family court’s decision is
CONNOR, STILWELL, and HOWARD, JJ., concur.