IN RE: M.F. et al.

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Court of Appeal, Fifth District, California.

IN RE: M.F. et al., Persons Coming Under the Juvenile Court Law. KINGS COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. A.F., Defendant and Appellant.

F059494

Decided: June 23, 2010

Monica Vogelmann, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant. No appearance by Plaintiff and Respondent.

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O P I N I O N

A.F. (mother) appealed from an order terminating her parental rights (Welf. & Inst.Code, § 366.26) to her three children.   After reviewing the entire record, mother's court-appointed appellate counsel informed this court she had found no arguable issues to raise in this appeal.   Counsel requested, and this court granted, leave for mother to personally file a letter setting forth a good cause showing that an arguable issue of reversible error does exist.  (In re Phoenix H. (2009) 47 Cal.4th 835, 844.)

Mother has since submitted a letter describing her current circumstances and asking for another chance to be a parent to her children.   Her letter does not address the proceedings in the trial, let alone set forth a good cause showing that an arguable issue of reversible error does exist.  (In re Phoenix H., supra, 47 Cal.4th at p. 844.)   We observe in this regard that an appealed-from judgment or order is presumed correct.  (Denham v. Superior Court (1970) 2 Cal.3d 557, 564.)   It is up to an appellant to raise claims of reversible error or other defect and present argument and authority on each point made.   If an appellant does not do so, the appeal should be dismissed.  (In re Sade C. (1996) 13 Cal.4th 952, 994.)   Here, mother does not raise any claim of error or other defect against the termination order from which she appeals.   Thus, we have no reason to reverse or even modify the orders in question.  (Ibid.)

DISPOSITION

This appeal is dismissed.

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