Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption: Where does the GAL fit in?. The most important steps to know in the TPR process and how the GAL plays a role. Termination of Parental Rights. An example?
The most important steps to know in the TPR process and how the GAL plays a role
TPR Petition Filed
Circumstances That Are Grounds for Termination GAL fit in?
Mental illness or deficiency leading to incapacity
Failure of reasonable efforts
Loss of rights of another child
Failure to provide monetary support
Failure to establish paternity
Child in care 12 of 22 months
Felony assault of child or siblingMurder/Manslaughter of sibling child
Circumstances That Are Not Grounds for Termination
Failure to maintain contactTPR Hearing: Two Parts
In The Matter Of: DOB: File Number:
Child’s Name Birth date Juv. File #
Guardian: Your name Attorney Advocate: Laura Bodenheimer
Brief Summary of Case Status:
Persons interviewed and dates:
Considerations for the Court in Determining Whether Termination is in the Child’s Best Interest:
Age of the child:
Likelihood of adoption:
TPR will assist the permanent plan because:
The bond between the child and the parent can be characterized as follows:
The bond between the child and the current caretaker can be characterized as follows:.
Other relevant considerations include:
Recommendations to Protect and Promote the Best Interest of the Child:.
Guardian ad Litem