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... The court found Heather's adoptions of the children were contrary to Iowa's adoption
statute and therefore invalid. ... The district court held Heather's adoptions of Caleb and
Tori were contrary to Iowa's adoption statute and therefore invalid. ...
... Shannon, an Iowa resident, is a member of a federally recognized Indian tribe located in California.
She became pregnant and decided to give the child up for adoption. ... Shannon decided she was
unable to care for an additional child and chose to give the child up for adoption. ...
... Id. In this case, NevadaCare urges us to apply a more exacting standard when
reviewing the district court's judgment, due to the district court's alleged wholesale
adoption of DHS's proposed findings of fact and legal conclusions. ...