Termination of Parental Rights

You may seek the advice of an attorney at any time during the termination of parental rights process.

A termination of parental rights proceeding is often filed together with an adoption proceeding.

Termination of Parental Rights Process

If the child is a member of, or eligible to be a member of, a Native American tribe, a separate Termination of Parental Rights procedure guideline (PDF) is available with instructions that are specific to this particular fact situation.

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