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SHARON S. v. SUPERIOR COURT OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY (ANNETTE F.), D037871

Statutes governing independent adoptions, Fam. Code 8800 et seq, require a relinquishment of parental rights, and a second parent adoption cannot legally be accomplished by a "modified" independent adoption.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/25/2001
  • Published 10/26/2001

Judges

  • McINTYRE, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Douglas Shepersky,William Blatchley, San Diego, John L. Dodd & Associates, John L. Dodd, Tustin, and Lisa A. DiGrazia, for Petitioner., Terence Chucas, San Diego, and Judith E. Klein, La Mesa, for Minor., Leigh A. Kretzschmar, Kathleen Murphy Mallinger,San Diego Luce Forward, Hamilton & Scripps and Charles A. Bird, San Diego, for Real Party in Interest., Martha Matthews, Oakland, and Katina Ancar on behalf of National Center for Youth Law as Amicus Curiae., Shannan Wilber, San Francisco, on behalf of Legal Services for Children as Amicus Curiae., Jordan C. Budd, San Diego, on behalf of ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties, Mark , Los Angeles, on behalf of ACLU Foundation of Southern California, Jennifer C. Pizer, Los Angeles, on behalf of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and Shannon Minter, San Francisco, and Courtney Joslin on behalf of National Center for Lesbian Rights and Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere, Family Pride Coalition et al. as Amici Curiae., Diane Goodman, Encino, on behalf of Academy of California Adoption Lawyers as Amicus Curiae.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.
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