Jul. 1, 2022 – In re M.G. (2nd Dist., Div. 8, B313843)

The Court of Appeal reverses the order terminating parental rights, finding the juvenile court relied on improper factors such as parental role and comparing caregivers in reaching its decision. The court notes that under the second element of the beneficial parental relationship exception, the child’s and parent’s particular abilities in expressing and establishing bonds should also be considered.