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IN THE INTEREST OF D. L. G. et al., children.
A94A0079.
BLACKBURN, Judge.
Deprivation. Clayton Juvenile Court. Before Judge Glaze.
Appellant appeals an order of the Juvenile Court of Clayton County which found appellant's three children to be deprived and placed them in temporary custody of the Department of Family & Children Services.
1. Appellant asserts that the trial court failed to make specific findings of fact sufficient to support its order finding deprivation. It is well-established that " '[i]n ruling on deprivation petitions, findings of fact should be made in accordance with [OCGA 9-11-52 (a)]. . . .' [Cit.]" In the Interest of A. A. G., 143 Ga. App. 648 (1) (239 SE2d 697) (1977). See also W. R. G. v. State of Ga., 142 Ga. App. 81(235 SE2d 43) (1977); Jackson v. Jackson, 145 Ga. App. 564 (244 SE2d 91) (1978); OCGA 15-11-33.
In the present case, the trial court's order sets forth the allegations contained in the deprivation petition, facts regarding the informal hearing (such as date and those in attendance), and facts regarding the formal hearing (again, the date of the hearing and a list of those in attendance). Thereafter, the trial court set forth its conclusions. The trial court did not adopt the allegations contained in the deprivation petition as conclusions of fact.
2. We are unable to examine the merits of the trial court's order prior to the remand of this case.
Michael J. Bowers, Attorney General, William C. Joy, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Teresa E. Lazzaroni, Staff Attorney, Crews, Salter & Gisler, H. Burton Crews, Jerry L. Patrick, Jr., for appellee.
Robert L. Waller III, for appellant.
DECIDED MARCH 9, 1994.
Thursday May 21 06:41 EDT


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