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Grounds for Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights.
Series: State Statutes|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2013|
Current Through January 2013
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Discusses State laws that provide the legal basis for terminating the rights of parents who have been found unfit to parent their children. It addresses the circumstances under which the court may find that termination may not serve the child's best interests and under which a parent's rights may be reinstated. It also includes summaries of laws for all States and U.S. territories.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Grounds for Termination of Parental Rights
When Parental Rights May Be Reinstated
Summaries of State Laws
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). Grounds for involuntary termination of parental rights. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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