Hazard, KY asked in Divorce, Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Kentucky

Q: If a parent has multiple children in different homes and parental rights are terminated does that apply to all children?

I have permanent custody of a child who has 3 older siblings in foster care. Their foster parents are currently in the process to adopt the 3 siblings. If they get the parents rights terminated in their case, will i also have to get them terminated in my (adoption) case for the younger sibling, or once the parent has lost parental rights of once child do they lose rights of all children?

3 Lawyer Answers
Kristin Michelle Russell
Kristin Michelle Russell
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  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Covington, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: If you have not been approved by the state as a foster parent, you will likely need to file a petition to adopt and a termination of parental rights as to the child in your custody. The birth parents may be willing to consent to avoid another involuntary termination. You should contact a Kentucky adoption attorney like myself for a free consultation.

Kristin Michelle Russell
Kristin Michelle Russell
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  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Covington, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Depending on the facts of the case, the birth parents’ consent may not even be required.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: You will have to have the parents rights terminated as to your child unless your child was included in the termination action with the other three children, which is unlikely.

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