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In re Esmeralda S., E045044

Juvenile court's order terminating defendant-mother's parental rights to her child is affirmed over claims of error that: 1) defendant's due process rights were violated when the juvenile court appointed her a guardian ad litem; and 2) the juvenile court did not properly inquire into her and the minor's father's possible American Indian ancestry for purposes of complying with Indian Child Welfare Act.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/22/2008
  • Published 07/22/2008



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Neil R. Trop, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Minor.

  • For Appellees:
  • Grace Clark, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant., Ruth E. Stringer, County Counsel, and Kristina M. Robb, Deputy County Counsel, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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