Skip to content
Name: In re Amber F.
Case #: G037570
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 4 DCA
Division: 3
Opinion Date: 05/16/2007
Summary

Mother waived her right to raise ICWA notice errors after failing to bring them to the court’s attention following reversal and remand. After reversal and remand by the appellate court because of defective ICWA notice, the juvenile court found that proper ICWA notice had been given, and reinstated its previous orders terminating mother’s parental rights. Mother made no objection below, but on appeal claimed there were additional ICWA notice errors. The appellate court found that mother forfeited her right to appeal the errors. The case was remanded for the purpose of correcting defective ICWA notice, and mother had numerous opportunities to examine the documents. Had she brought the additional errors to the court’s attention, it could have dealt with them appropriately. Having failed to do so, she forfeited her right to do so on appeal.