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File #: 15-366    Version: 1
Type: Form Proposal Status: Passed
File created: 9/23/2015 In control: Judicial Council
On agenda: 10/27/2015 Final action: 10/27/2015
Title: Family Law: New Form and Revised Forms for Stepparent and Additional-Parent Adoptions (Action Required)
Attachments: 1. 20151027itemA21

Title

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Family Law: New Form and Revised Forms for Stepparent and Additional-Parent Adoptions (Action Required)

 

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Summary

Summary

Assembly Bill 2344, the Modern Family Act (Stats. 2014, ch. 636), expedites adoptions for nonbiological parents. Senate Bill 274 (Stats. 2013, ch. 564) amended the Family Code to provide that a child may have a parent-child relationship with more than two parents. The Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee recommends the Judicial Council approve creation of one new adoption form and revise four existing adoption forms. The revisions and the new form are required to implement these new California laws.

 

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Recommendation

Recommendation

The Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee recommends that the Judicial Council, effective January 1, 2016:

1.                     Approve Declaration Confirming Parentage in Stepparent Adoption (form ADOPT-205) as a new optional form; and

2.                     Revise How to Adopt a Child in California (form ADOPT-050-INFO), Adoption Request (form ADOPT-200), Adoption Agreement (form ADOPT-210), and Adoption Order (form ADOPT-215) to help implement Assembly Bill 2344 and Senate Bill 274.

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