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� 1 The Appellant, I.R.B., (Mother) appeals from the September 7, 1999 Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County dismissing her exceptions to the trial court’s order which terminated her parental rights to her two minor children. Mother asks us to reverse the trial court because she claims the evidence of grounds for termination was insufficient and the trial court failed to appoint Mother a guardian ad litem. For the reasons that follow, we affirm.

� 2 The facts and procedural history of this case may be summarized as follows. On April 7, 1996, L.S.G. was born to Mother.*fn1 Mother was born December 16, 1981. At the time she delivered this first child, she was fourteen years of age and still a child herself. *fn2 Mother voluntarily placed this child at birth with a family friend, Henrietta Hill. *fn3 The child was adjudicated dependent on May 31, 1996 and has never been returned to the care of Mother. A year later, on May 31, 1997, Mother gave birth to a second child, I.R.B.G., by a second man. *fn4 By this time, Mother was fifteen. Her second child was adjudicated dependent on August 18, 1997, after a physical altercation between Mother and this child’s father during which time the child was accidentally struck. The child also had medical problems, which were not being properly addressed. She was placed with Mary Carpenter on July 18, 1997 and has since not been returned to the care of Mother.

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