The Fourth Appellate District affirmed a judgment. The court held that a mother and father’s due process rights were not violated by the dependency court’s refusal to allow them to testify or cross-examine witnesses at a hearing on their petitions to show changed circumstances.
C.P.W. and C.J.W. were the sixth and seventh children born to Theresa W. Theresa’s parental rights to each of their older siblings were terminated before C.P. and C.J. were born. A dependency petition as to C.P. and C.J. was filed when they were one and two years old, respectively. The petition alleged, among other things, a failure to protect, no provision for support, the parents’ extensive drug use, an unsafe home, and the previous dependency proceedings involving the older siblings.