A154589

In an appeal from the termination of parental rights, mother argued that an adequate inquiry under the ICWA was not made. The Court of Appeal agreed, finding that the juvenile court did not satisfy its initial duty of inquiry for father. Mother also filed a CCP section 909 motion requesting that the Court take evidence on appeal regarding her Indian heritage. The Court of Appeal did not grant the section 909 motion but stated that the offer of proof was sufficient for a limited remand to obtain further information from mother and father and to give notice to the pertinent tribes if necessary.

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