In re S.B., S162156
Court of Appeals judgment is reversed where Welfare and Institutions Code sec. 366.26, which authorizes the juvenile court to find that adoption of a dependent child is probable but difficult and orders a search for an appropriate adoptive family, is appealable, as there is no persuasive reason for excepting sec. 366.26 orders from the usual rule of appealability in dependency proceedings.
- Decided 05/28/2009
- Published 05/28/2009
Supreme Court of California
Gino de Solenni, Crescent City, for Defendant and Appellant., R. Craig Settlemire, County Counsel, for Plaintiff and Respondent., John J. Sansone, County Counsel (San Diego), John E. Philips, Chief Deputy County Counsel, and Caitlin E. Rae, Deputy County Counsel, for San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Respondent.