In an appeal from orders terminating parental rights, the Court of Appeal agreed with the parties that the department failed to comply with the inquiry and notice requirements of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) because the department did not contact extended family members to inquire about the ICWA. The court conditionally affirmed the orders, subject only to compliance with the ICWA.
Name: Sacramento County Department of Child, Family and Adult Services v. B.E.
Case #: C097011
Opinion Date: 04/05/2023
Attorney: Jack A. Love