Consent/Waiver of presumed birth father made easier
Effective January 1, 2005
IN CALIFORNIA, A PRESUMED FATHER CAN NOW CONSENT/WAIVE HIS RIGHTS TO FURTHER NOTICE OF THE ADOPTION IN THE SAME MANNER AS AN ALLEGED BIRTH FATHER.
Section 7660.5 is added to the Family Code, to read:
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if a presumed
father waives the right to notice pursuant to Section 7660 in
writing by executing a form developed by the department using
existing resources before a notary public or other person authorized
to perform notarial acts, no notice, relinquishment for, or consent to
adoption of the child shall be required from him for the adoption
proceeding to proceed. This shall be a voluntary and informed waiver
without undue influence.
THIS NEW LAW ALLOWS THE ADOPTION PROCESS TO PROCEED IN A MORE EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT MANNER.
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