In an appeal from the termination of parental rights, the court found that the Department of Family Services did not satisfy their duty to inquire into all relatives’ possible Native American ancestry. The error was not harmless. The matter was conditionally reversed and the case was remanded for compliance with ICWA.
Name: Sacramento County Department of Child, Family and Adult Services v. D.L.
Case #: C097046
Opinion Date: 04/05/2023
Attorney: Shaylah Padgett-Weibel