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In re T.S., No. C059718

By FindLaw Staff on July 15, 2009 11:00 AM

Juvenile court order terminating parental rights is affirmed where the court did not abuse its discretion in declining to find an exception to termination of parental rights based on the minor's tribe identification of guardianship as the permanent plan for the minor, as the court is not obligated to adopt the permanent plan designated by a child's tribe without conducting an independent assessment of detriment, and there were no appropriate families that were willing to assume guardianship of the minor.    

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Appellate Information
APPEAL from a judgment of the Superior Court of Sacramento County, Scott P. Harman, Judge. Affirmed.
THIRD APPELLATE DISTRICT
Filed July 14, 2009

Judges
Before SIMS, Acting P.J., RAYE, J., CANTIL-SAKAUYE, J.
Opinion by SIMS, Acting P.J.

Counsel
For Plaintiff: Robert A. Ryan, Jr., County Counsel, and Scott M. Fera, Deputy County Counsel.

For Defendant: Nicole Williams, under appointment by the Court of Appeal.

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