Sometimes referred to as relinquishment of parental rights; the court-ordered end of a parent/child relationship, often as a prelude to an adoption and sometimes ending the obligation of the non-custodial parent to pay child Support. Termination is different than relinquishment; termination is involuntary, relinquishment is voluntary.
A judicial proceeding freeing a child from all custody and control by a parent so that others may adopt the child. A judge determines that a parent has failed to provide a safe home and that the parent has not substantially complied with the case plan in the time allotted by law. A parent my surrender parental rights voluntarily or a judge may revoke them in a judicial procedure. Federal law requires states to initiate TPR proceedings for children who have been in foster care for 15 of the most recent 22 months, infants determined to be abandoned, or cases in which a parent has killed another of his/her children, or certain other egregious situations. States may opt not to initiate TPR if the child is in a relative's care, the child welfare agency has documented a compelling reason that TPR would not be in the child's best interest, or the state has not provided necessary services to the family.
A process involving a court hearing whereby a judge enters a decree permanently ending all legal parental rights of a birth parent to a child. This must occur before a child is considered to be "legally free" for adoption. In PA, there is a 30-day appeal process after this hearing takes place. This can be voluntary or involuntary.
A judicial proceeding which ends the legal relationship between a parent and a child. Termination may be voluntary or involuntary.
the complete severance by court order of the legal relationship, with all its rights and responsibilities, between the child and his parent or parents so that the child is free for adoption except it shall not affect the right of inheritance of such child or the religious affiliation of such child . . . .” CONN. GEN. STATS. § 17a-93(e).
The order of the juvenile court which terminates the legal relationship between parent/s and a child. This can be either voluntary or involuntary, and temporary or permanent, depending upon the circumstances of the case and the needs of the child.
An order directing that the rights of a parent be permanently ended.
the legal process which terminates or ends a parents rights to a child after a birth mother has voluntarily signed a release of her rights or a consent to an adoptive placement with a specific family. This also happens when a court terminates parental rights due to neglect, abuse. or abandonment.
The process through which all legal rights and responsibilities between parent and child are severed. This can be voluntary or involuntary if the appropriate court determines that to be in the best interests of the child. A termination of parental rights must occur before an adoption can be finalized.
The process by which a parent's rights to his or her child are legally and permanently terminated, after which the child becomes eligible for adoption.
when birthparents sign a consent form to terminate parental rights to their child. This ends all legal rights and responsibilities of the birthparents for that child.
a legal proceeding in Family Court by which a child is freed from his/her parents' claims
A judicial declaration that a parent shall no longer have a right to participate in decisions affecting the welfare of the child.
The legal process which severs a birth parent's rights to raise a child
the court process through which a birth parent’s legal claim to his or her child is permanently removed. TPR actions are brought when birth parents will not voluntarily relinquish their rights.
The severing of legal ties between parent and child. This is known as the family death penalty. Canada calls this crown-wardship.
A court proceeding through which all legal rights and responsibilities between parent and child are severed. Termination of parental rights may be voluntary or involuntary. A termination of parental rights must occur before an adoption can be finalized.
Termination of parental rights means that the legal relationship between a child and the child's biological or adoptive parents stops. The parent whose parental rights have been terminated has no ongoing rights, privileges, duties, or obligations to the child. However, if support arrears are owed for the time period before the parental rights were terminated, the parent whose parental rights were terminated may be required to pay the arrears in full.
Termination of Parental Rights is the complete severance by court order of the legal relationship between child and parent(s) and places the child legally free for adoption. [More on termination of parental rights from the Judicial Branch, State of Connecticut.