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Name: In re P.L.
Case #: E037988
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 4 DCA
Division: 2
Opinion Date: 12/19/2005

Appellant, the former foster mother and de facto parent of the minor, appealed from an order removing the child from her home and placing her in a prospective adoptive home. The appellate court dismissed the appeal, finding that appellant had no standing. She had no right to custody or continued placement as a mere de facto parent, and therefore her rights were not impacted by the order. Even if the merits were considered, there was substantial evidence to support the court’s finding and order because there were concerns about appellant’s ability to adopt the minor.