Entry #692: Same-sex adoption in California

Original entry by Asher Asher ()

RegionCalifornia
IssueSame-sex adoption
StatusLegal
Start DateJan 1, 2003
End Datenow
DescriptionCalifornia law states that an adult related to the child, a person named in a deceased parent’s will, a legal guardian, or a person with whom the child has been placed for adoption is permitted to petition to adopt. California §8600, 8601 permit same-sex adoption, and second-parent adoption is legal per case law exhibited via Sharon v. Supreme Court, 31 Cal. 4th 417 (2003). This case also explicitly banned discrimination based on sexual orientation in all adoptions and foster care placements in California.
Sourceshttp://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=fam&group=08001-09000&file=8800-8823 http://www.hrc.org/laws-and-legislation/entry/california-adoption-law www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/california California Family Code §8600, 8601 Sharon v. Supreme Court, 31 Cal. 4th 417 (2003)


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1. Revision #299 ( by imullin01)
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NoteCalifornia law states that an adult related to the child, a person named in a deceased parent’s will, a legal guardian, or a person with whom the child has been placed for adoption is permitted to petition to adopt. California §8600, 8601 permit same-sex adoption, and second-parent adoption is legal per case law exhibited via Sharon v. Supreme Court, 31 Cal. 4th 417 (2003). This case also explicitly banned discrimination based on sexual orientation in all adoptions and foster care placements in California.California law states that an adult related to the child, a person named in a deceased parent’s will, a legal guardian, or a person with whom the child has been placed for adoption is permitted to petition to adopt.
Sourceshttp://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=fam&group=08001-09000&file=8800-8823 http://www.hrc.org/laws-and-legislation/entry/california-adoption-law www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/california California Family Code §8600, 8601 Sharon v. Supreme Court, 31 Cal. 4th 417 (2003)http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=fam&group=08001-09000&file=8800-8823 http://www.hrc.org/laws-and-legislation/entry/california-adoption-law