Q: How is a single parent father able to terminate mother parent-child relationship? I have Sole Physical & Legal custody.
My son has a half sister, her father was able to do a termination of mother’s parent-child relationship with a step adoption. I have more than enough substantial evidence to prove mother is an unfit parent. This custody battle has gone on 6-1/2 yrs as long as our son has be alive. Mother currently has her parenting rights suspended going on almost 2 years in duration. Prior to that mother was in supervised visits and therapeutic supervised visits when/if she would show up. I have gained Physical and Legal Custody of child through several Court Rulings finding mother was putting child in Imminent Emotional Danger.
A: One parent can't terminate another parent's rights. The step-parent adoption process is an exception. If there is a step-parent willing to adopt and the court decides that is in the parents best interests, then a step-parent can adopt. Parental rights are terminated through the dependency and neglect process initiated by a Department of Human Services finding of abuse or neglect.
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