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.
- 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.