June 7, 2007
NEW JERSEY DIVISION OF YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES, PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
IN THE MATTER OF THE GUARDIANSHIP OF M.Z.N.B., J.N.B., AND J.A.L.C., MINORS.
On appeal from the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part, Middlesex County, FG-12-74-06.
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION
Submitted May 30, 2007
Before Judges Coburn and Axelrad.
J.Y.C. appeals from the September 26, 2006, final judgment terminating her parental rights to her sons, M.Z.N.B., J.N.B., and J.A.L.C. She argues that the court should reverse the decision below for the following reasons:
1. DYFS did not clearly and convincingly prove that the children's safety, health, or development has been or will continue to be endangered by the relationship with [J.Y.C.]
2. DYFS did not clearly and convincingly prove that [J.Y.C.] is unwilling or unable to eliminate the harm facing her children, or that she is unable or unwilling to provide a safe and stable home for them and the delay of permanent placement will add to the children's harm.
3. Termination will do more harm than good because the children are closely bonded to [J.Y.C.], and there is no need to permanently sever these relationships.
After carefully considering the record and briefs, we are satisfied that all of J.Y.C.'s arguments are without sufficient merit to warrant discussion in a written opinion, R. 2:11- 3(e)(1)(E), and we affirm substantially for the reasons expressed by Judge Lerner in his thorough and well-reasoned oral opinion delivered on September 26, 2006.
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