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FAMILY CODE SECTION 7620

7620. (a) A person who has sexual intercourse or causes conception
with the intent to become a legal parent by assisted reproduction in
this state thereby submits to the jurisdiction of the courts of this
state as to an action brought under this part with respect to a child
who may have been conceived by that act of intercourse or assisted
reproduction.
(b) An action under this part shall be brought in one of the
following:
(1) The county in which the child resides or is found.
(2) If the child is the subject of a pending or proposed adoption,
any county in which a licensed California adoption agency to which
the child has been relinquished or is proposed to be relinquished
maintains an office.
(3) If the child is the subject of a pending or proposed adoption,
the county in which an office of the department or a public adoption
agency investigating the petition is located.
(4) If the parent is deceased, the county in which proceedings for
probate of the estate of the parent of the child have been or could
be commenced.