In California, an Adoption is defined as the legal process that terminated the birth parents’ parental rights. The parental rights are permanently transfers to the adoptive parents. The adopted child is considered to be a family member of the adopted parents. Anyone can become an adoptive parent and adopt a child, even if you are single, do not own your own home, or older in age.
Guardianship versus Adoption
Guardianship of a child is awarded when a California probate court appoints an adult, who is not the child’s parent, to care for and tend to a child or a child’s property. The California probate court can only grant probate guardianship if the child is not involved in a Family Court or Juvenile Court action. There are two types of probate guardianships; guardianship of the person and guardianship of the estate.
Filing for Adoption
The Law Offices of Edward Misleh, APC handles California Child Custody matters, adoptions and guardianship issues. Due to the fact that we primarily represent clients with family law matters, we are able to provide our clients in Northern California with services they need and deserve when addressing California custody or guardianships.