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T.W. v. Superior Court (San Diego County Health and Human Servs. Agency), D060636

In proceedings in mandate to review an order designating the specific placement of a dependent child after termination of parental rights, the petition is granted with directions, where the district court abused its discretion by denying a petition by the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency to remove the child from the home of his prospective adoptive parent, because the district court did not give appropriate weight to the legislature's goal of securing an adoptive home for a dependent child that is free from the influences of criminal activity and substance abuse.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/31/2012
  • Published 01/31/2012


  • Huffman


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Dependency Legal Group of San Diego