Termination of Parental Rights
Any person or agency that has a legitimate interest in the welfare of a child, including, but not limited to, a relative, a foster parent, a physician, the department or a private licensed child welfare agency, may file a petition for the termination of the parent-child relationship alleging any of the following grounds
- Neglect or willful abuse
- Mental illness, mental deficiency or a history of chronic abuse of dangerous drugs, controlled substances or alcohol.
- Felony incarceration
- Failure to file a paternity action
- Failure to file a notice of claim of paternity
- Nine months willful refusal to remedy
- Six months willful refusal to remedy and the child is under the age of three
- Fifteen months inability to remedy
- Unknown parent
- Prior termination within two proceeding years
- Reunification and removal with 18 months
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