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In re Jason J., D054188

Juvenile court order terminating parental rights and choosing adoption as the preferred permanent is affirmed where: 1) the court did not err by terminating parental rights without making an express finding of unfitness as petitioner's only status was that of a biological father; and 2) substantial evidence supports a finding of insufficient benefit from continuing the parent-child relationship.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/09/2009
  • Published 07/09/2009

Judges

  • McCONNELL, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Amanda Benedict for the Minor.

  • For Appellees:
  • Maryann M. Milcetic for Defendant and Appellant., John J. Sansone, County Counsel, John E. Philips, Chief Deputy County Counsel, and Gary C. Seiser, Katharine R. Bird, and Patrice Plattner-Grainger, Deputy County Counsel, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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