INSTRUCTIONS TO STAFF 340:75-1-23
1. (a) Consideration of termination of parental rights.
(1) Termination of parental rights is a legal step that requires in-depth analysis of all the facts in the case. The parent permanently loses control and custody of the child; however, visitation and communication between the parent and child may continue when in the best interests of the child. Termination of parental rights occurs after a parent fails to correct the conditions that caused the child's removal from the home. Despite service efforts to assist the parent, some parents are either unwilling or unable to do what is needed to make the home environment safe for the child. Refer to OAC 340:75-6-40.7 for additional information regarding termination of parental rights.