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Name: Merced County Human Services Agency v. A.C. et al.
Case #: F084873
Opinion Date: 03/21/2023
Attorney: David M. Thompson
Summary

In an appeal from the juvenile court’s order terminating the appellants’ parental rights, the agency conceded it conducted an inadequate investigation under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) by failing to interview the child’s extended family members regarding the child’s Indian ancestry. The Court of Appeal accepted a joint stipulation from the parties seeking a conditional reversal and limited remand to the juvenile court for compliance with ICWA and the issuance of an immediate remittitur.