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Termination of Parental Rights

The Family Division handles actions involving termination of parental rights. In these cases, hearings are held before a judge to determine whether it is in the best interest of the child to end the parental relationship. 


Termination of Parental Rights Form


How to file a for a Petition to Terminate Parental Rights 

The termination of parental rights, surrender of parental rights, voluntary mediation and adoption protocols can be found in chapters 12-15 of the Protocols Relative to Abuse and Neglect Cases and Permanency Planning.