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DIVISION 13. ADOPTION [8500 - 9340]

  ( Division 13 enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. )

PART 3. ADOPTION OF ADULTS AND MARRIED MINORS [9300 - 9340]

  ( Part 3 enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. )

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions [9300 - 9307]
  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. )

9300.
  

(a) An adult may be adopted by another adult, including a stepparent, as provided in this part.

(b) A married minor may be adopted in the same manner as an adult under this part.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 266, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1994.)

9301.
  

A married person who is not lawfully separated from the person’s spouse may not adopt an adult without the consent of the spouse, provided that the spouse is capable of giving that consent.

(Enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. Operative January 1, 1994.)

9302.
  

(a) A married person who is not lawfully separated from the person’s spouse may not be adopted without the consent of the spouse, provided that the spouse is capable of giving that consent.

(b) The consent of the parents of the proposed adoptee, of the department, or of any other person is not required.

(Enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. Operative January 1, 1994.)

9303.
  

(a) A person may not adopt more than one unrelated adult under this part within one year of the person’s adoption of an unrelated adult, unless the proposed adoptee is the biological sibling of a person previously adopted pursuant to this part or unless the proposed adoptee is disabled or physically handicapped.

(b) A person may not adopt an unrelated adult under this part within one year of an adoption of another person under this part by the prospective adoptive parent’s spouse, unless the proposed adoptee is a biological sibling of a person previously adopted pursuant to this part.

(Enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. Operative January 1, 1994.)

9304.
  

A person adopted pursuant to this part may take the family name of the adoptive parent.

(Enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. Operative January 1, 1994.)

9305.
  

After adoption, the adoptee and the adoptive parent or parents shall sustain towards each other the legal relationship of parent and child and have all the rights and are subject to all the duties of that relationship.

(Enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. Operative January 1, 1994.)

9306.
  

(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the birth parents of a person adopted pursuant to this part are, from the time of the adoption, relieved of all parental duties towards, and all responsibility for, the adopted person, and have no right over the adopted person.

(b) Where an adult is adopted by the spouse of a birth parent, the parental rights and responsibilities of that birth parent are not affected by the adoption.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 266, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1994.)

9307.
  

A hearing with regard to adoption under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 9320) or termination of a parent and child relationship under Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 9340) may, in the discretion of the court, be open and public.

(Enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. Operative January 1, 1994.)

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