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In re Michael R., G035622

An order dismissing petitions to free a child from his birth mother's parental custody on the ground of abandonment and to independently adopt him is affirmed where petitioner failed to demonstrate standing to adopt, failed to raise a prima facie case of parental abandonment, and the family court did not lack jurisdiction to alter a probate court's child custody order.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/28/2006
  • Published 02/28/2006



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • John L. Dodd & Associates, John L. Dodd, Tustin, and Sharon L. Grier, Orange, for Petitioner and Appellant., No appearance for Minor.

  • For Appellees:
  • Law Office of Marjorie G. Fuller, Marjorie G. Fuller, Fullerton;  Metcalf & McKenzie and Timothy Metcalf, Huntington Beach, for Objector and Respondent.
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