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After the district court adjudicated Child a youth in need of care, the State filed a petition to terminate Mother’s parental rights. Child was placed with Father before the termination hearing. The district court subsequently terminated Mother’s parental rights and denied Mother’s motion to dismiss the termination petition. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) Mother failed to articulate a substantive due process claim that required the State’s petition to terminate be dismissed; (2) the placement of Child with Father did not require that the State’s petition to terminate be dismissed; and (3) the State’s petition to terminate was not filed prematurely.