In re M.S.Annotate this Case
Thirteen-year-old Child was removed from her parents’ care and placed into protective custody after her mother was arrested for possessing dangerous drugs with intent to distribute. Thereafter, Child was adjudicated a youth in need of care and placed in the temporary custody of the Department of Public Health and Human Services. The Department then sought permanent legal custody and the termination of the parental rights of both parents. At a summary judgment hearing, the district court ordered Child’s parental rights terminated and awarded the Department permanent legal custody of Child. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the termination proceedings complied with statutory requirements for proceedings involving an Indian child.