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340:75-1-23. Termination of parental rights
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Revised 7-1-13

 


     Motion or petition for termination of parental rights.  Sections 1-4-901 through 1-4-909 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes set out procedures and requirements, consistent with federal regulations, for termination of the parent-child relationship.  A petition or motion for termination  of parental rights may be filed by either the district attorney or the  attorney of the child alleged to be or adjudicated deprived.  Refer to OAC 340:75-6-40.7 for additional information regarding termination of parental rights.  • 1

INSTRUCTIONS TO STAFF 340:75-1-23

 

Revised 7-1-13

 

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.

Last Updated:  10/21/2013