In The Court of Appeals

South Carolina Department of Social Services,        Respondent,


Shemika Jones, Aaron Robinson, Marvin Etheridge, Samuel Harmon and John Doe and, Alexander A. Jones, Marvina C. Jones, and Tyrisha Iqua Jones,        Defendants,

of whom Shemika Jones is,        Appellant.

Appeal From Richland County
Leslie K. Riddle, Family Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-678
Submitted September 17, 2003 Ė Filed November 18, 2003


Lawrence S. Kerr, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Charlie Blake Jr., of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:† Shemika Jones appeals the termination of her parental rights to her minor children.† The family court found Jones had failed to support the children.† S.C. Code Ann. ß 20-7-1572(4) (Supp. 2001).† The family court also found it to be in the childís best interests to terminate Jonesí parental rights and place the children for adoption.

Pursuant to Ex parte Cauthen, 291 S.C. 465, 354 S.E.2d 381 (1987), Jonesí counsel attached to the record of the family court proceedings an affidavit stating his belief that the appeal lacks merit.† Jones did not file a pro se response to counselís affidavit.

Upon reviewing the record and the family courtís determination in its entirety, we find no meritorious issues warranting briefing.† Accordingly, the family courtís decision is


HUFF, STILWELL, and BEATTY, JJ., concur.

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