May 5, 2023 – In re C.P. (4th Dist., Div. 2, E078696)

Maternal grandparents appealed the juvenile court’s order of legal guardianship rather than adoption. The Court of Appeal finds the grandparents have standing to appeal because their fundamental interest in their relationship with the child is injuriously affected by the juvenile court’s order. The court further finds that the WIC 366.26(c)(1)(A) exception to adoption did not apply as there was no legal impediment rendering the grandparents unable to adopt.