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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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