Adoption Category: Family
An adoption is a court procedure that establishes a legal parent-child relationship between a child and an adult who is not the child's biological or birth parent. The adoptive parents have all the legal rights and responsibilities of a parent-child relationship. Common types of adopion include stepparent adoption, independent adoption, and adult adoptions.
Terminating Parental Rights
Termination of parental rights is a court order that permanently ends the legal parent-child relationship. This type of order terminates rights such as inheritance, custody, and visitation, as well as responsibilities such as child support and liability for the child’s misconduct. Parental rights can be terminated voluntarily by the parent(s)...Read More
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County of Sacramento Adoption Program
Related Information Information included in this guide does not apply to independent, agency, international, or stepparent adoptions. Stepparent Adoption forms can be accessed through the Sacramento Superior Court at the following link: Stepparent Adoption Forms Background Adult adoption is a legal procedure in which an older adult adopts a younger...Read More