There are eight grounds for a termination of parental rights in Connecticut. The three most common are: 1. Abandonment. This occurs when a parent has abandoned the child by failing to maintain a reasonable degree of interest, concern or responsibility as to the welfare of their child. 2. Failure to rehabilitate. Rehabilitation refers to whether…

Probate Courts have exclusive jurisdiction to handle stepparent adoption in Connecticut. We know that many stepparents have a parent like relationship with their spouse’s child. They spend lots of time together and do all the things those parents and children enjoy. The child loves and trusts the stepparent and even calls them “mom” or “dad.”…

Filing Termination of Parental Rights in Connecticut? There must be legally sufficient grounds for a judge to terminate parental rights in Connecticut. In my opinion, here are the strongest: 1. Abandonment. This occurs when a parent has failed to maintain a reasonable degree of interest, concern or responsibility as to the welfare of their child….

  There are six grounds to terminate parental rights in Connecticut. The three most common are: 1. Abandonment. This occurs when a parent has abandoned the child by failing to maintain a reasonable degree of interest, concern or responsibility as to the welfare of their child. 2. Failure to rehabilitate. Rehabilitation refers to whether or…

New York parents who just learned that Administration of Children Services (ACS) planned to pursue adoption of their eight children made a bold move. During a supervised visit, they loaded the children in a van and made a run for it. After a nationwide search, the parents and the children were found a week later…

What information exists concerning a child’s adoption in Connecticut? Probate Court files. Probate Courts in Connecticut have jurisdiction over adoption. The Probate Court files contain the identity of the biological parents but also the file has a study performed by DCF which has very detailed information surrounding the circumstances of the parents and the reasons…

A recent study shows the number of children in foster case nationwide has declined. In Connecticut this is likely the result of DCF offering services to parents to prevent out of home placement. The length of time in time in foster care is also the result of the Juvenile and Probate Courts expediting termination of…

http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/28/an-end-to-gay-adoption Connecticut allows for same sex couples to adopt children. However, this was not always the case. Prior to 2000 Connecticut prohibited same sex couples from adopting. In 2000, Puiblic Act 00-228 “An Act Concerning the Best Interest of Child in Adoption Matters” was passed. This Act authorized a single parent of a child to…

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