Off the wall question

mom2emallAugust 11, 2009

So today I was thinking about how it has been about 6 months since my skids have heard from bm. I was wondering how long before it is considered abandonment and a ground for terminating parental rights?? Not that we would do such a thing. I was just wondering.... I know that there is a lot more involved that that but I was just curious.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I have wondered the same thing, given the situation with my DD and her absent BD.

I *think* (and correct me if I am wrong), the courts will NEVER terminate a parent's rights unless there is an adoptive parent.

Like--the only way I could have BD's rights terminated would be if my DH was adopting DD at the same time.

I know different states have different rules.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2009 at 12:37PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Love - in Texas, that is the case.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2009 at 1:15PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
To visit or not to visit
About three years ago, after many instances of being...
Venting and disengaging
Since the horrible experience of my step daughter's...
how much child support do you pay?
Hi everyone. I have been a non-custodial stepmom for...
Step son not interested in moving out... Please help!!!
My husband and I have been married for just over 2...
Marrying Widower with Adult Children
Somebody help me, please! I am about to marry a widower...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™