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In re K.P., No. C060327

By FindLaw Staff on June 23, 2009 2:04 PM

Juvenile court order terminating mother's parental rights and setting adoption as the permanent placement goal is affirmed where neither the Department of Health and Human Services nor the juvenile court was under a duty to comply with the notice provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act, and the court declines to extend the Act to cover an allegation of membership in a tribe not recognized by the federal government. 

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Appellate Information
Appeal from a judgment of the Superior Court of Placer County, John Ross, Commissioner. Affirmed
THIRD APPELLATE DISTRICT
Decided: June 22, 2009


Judges
Before: SIMS Acting P.J., RAYE J., CANTIL-SAKAUYE J.

Counsel
Anthony LaBouff, County Counsel, and James R. Yeo, for Plaintiff and Respondent.

Nicole A. Williams, under appointment by the Court of Appeal for Defendant and Appellant V.M.

Christopher Blake, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant J.M.

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