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IN RE RACHEL M., D041731

Mother's appeal of court's termination of her parental rights pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code section 366.26 is affirmed because a mother's preference of guardianship over adoption, without delineating the factors that would constitute exceptional circumstances, is insufficient.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/04/2003
  • Published 12/04/2003


  •  McDONALD, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  •  Linda M. Fabian, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Petitioner and Minor.

  • For Appellees:
  • Joseph J. Tavano, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant, Appellant and Real Party in Interest., John J. Sansone, County Counsel, Susan Strom and Janice J. Casillas, Deputy County Counsel, for Plaintiff, Respondent and Real Party in Interest.
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