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Statute Authorizing Adpotion is Constitutional

The court of appeals held that Prob. Code 1516.5 , which authorizes a trial court to declare a child free from parental custody and control if the child would benefit from adoption by a legal guardian who has had custody for at least two years, is constitutional. It futher held that Probate Code 1516. 5 is retroactive, and applies after two year of guardianship, regardless of whether part of the two year period occurred before the statue became law.

The court explained that

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