In re Guardianship of LNP, Supreme Court of Wyoming , Feb. 20, 2013

On February 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Wyoming (No. S–12–0155) made a ruling on an issue regarding the Indian Child Welfare Act and guardianship.

*1 [¶ 1] Appellant, KC, (“Mother”), challenges the district court’s decision to appoint CC and his wife, EC, (“Grandparents”), as permanent guardians for Mother’s daughter, LNP. Mother contends the guardianship proceedings were subject to the requirements of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), and that the district court violated the provisions of the Act in establishing a plenary guardianship. Mother also contends the district court erred in concluding, under the ICWA, that returning LNP to Mother would likely result in serious emotional or physical damage. We affirm.

See In re Guardianship of LNP.