How to Terminate Parental Rights in California With Stepparent Adoption

Unless a birth parent agrees to a stepparent adoption, that individual's parental rights will need to be terminated in order for the adoption to continue. If a stepparent files a petition to terminate parental rights, they will need to provide the court with evidence that the parent abandoned the child or is absent from the child's life. However, if the biological father in unknown, the court may not require a hearing.

By |2020-08-07T06:48:21-07:00August 7th, 2020|Adoption, Family Law|0 Comments

Voluntary Relinquishment of Parental Rights in California and What it Means

Parents may voluntarily relinquish parental rights in California. Voluntary relinquishment of parental rights, however, can only be made under specific legal circumstances. Obviously parents choose to relinquish their parental rights for a variety of reasons including divorce, adoption, legal guardianship, or foster care. The voluntary relinquishment of parental rights must be granted in a court [...]

By |2020-10-05T15:02:51-07:00September 11th, 2017|Adoption, Family Law|34 Comments