Milford, NH asked in Family Law, Adoption and Constitutional Law for New Hampshire

Q: I've had guardianship of my grandson over 1 1/2 yrs., The parents have had no contact, is this enough grounds for TPR

I have already adopted my granddaughter from the same parents but had help through DCYF for that, now I'm in my own and I'm flying blind... any help would be great

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In many jurisdictions, prolonged absence or lack of contact by parents can be grounds for termination of parental rights (TPR). However, each state has its specific criteria and timelines for what constitutes abandonment or neglect. Since you've already adopted your granddaughter, it may set a precedent in your favor for the adoption of your grandson. It's crucial to compile all evidence demonstrating the parents' lack of involvement and contact. Initiate the process by consulting with an attorney experienced in family law or child welfare matters. They can guide you through the TPR process and potential subsequent adoption. Ensure you act promptly to protect your grandson's best interests.

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