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Grounds for Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights
Provides an overview of State laws that provide the legal basis for terminating the rights of parents who have been found unfit to parent their children. 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 also are addressed. Summaries of laws for all States and U.S. territories are included.
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2017). Grounds for involuntary termination of parental rights. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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