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termination of parental rights


definition of termination of parental rights:

the court process through which a birthparent's legal claim to his or her child is permanently removed. Termination of Parental Rights actions are brought when birthparents will not voluntarily relinquish their rights.

termination of parental rights, as it might be used:

The court ordered the termination of parental rights based on a history of neglect by the birth parents.

termination of parental rights may also be referred to as:

  • TPR
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