A-13-0296, In re Interest of Joshua C. and Brenden C., Children under 18 years of age. State of Nebraska v. Amber C. (Appellant)
Separate Juvenile Court for Douglas County, Judge Douglas F. Johnson
Attorney for Appellant: Joy M. Suder (Douglas County Public Defender’s Office)
Attorney for Appellee (State): Amy N. Schuchman (Douglas County Attorney’s Office)
Attorney for Appellees (Ray C. & Barbara C.): Anne E. Troia
Attorney for Appellee (Brian C.): John J. Ekeh (Ekeh Law Firm)
Guardian Ad Litem (Children): Lynnette Z. Boyle (Tietjen Simon Law Firm)
Juvenile Action: Change in permanency objective from reunification to adoption
Action taken by the Trial Court: The trial court ordered the permanency objective be changed from reunification to adoption and found the State was no longer required to employ reasonable efforts to reunify the family.
Assignments of Error on Appeal: Did the trial court err in finding that the State had made reasonable efforts to reunify the mother with her children? Did the trial court err in ordering the State to cease reasonable efforts to reunify the mother with her children? Did the trial court err in finding that it was in the best interests of the children to change the permanency objective from reunification to adoption?