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It may not be too late. Arizona law requires abandonment, absent abuse or neglect, to terminate a biological parent’s rights. "Abandonment" means the failure of a parent to provide reasonable support and to maintain regular contact with the child, including providing normal supervision. Abandonment includes a judicial finding that a parent has made only minimal efforts to support and communicate with the child. Failure to maintain a normal parental relationship with the child without just cause for a period of six months constitutes prima facie evidence of abandonment. Arizona law requires a home study in this matter be conducted and a report submitted to the Court by a licensed adoption agency. The Court must be notified of the agency you have selected at the time of your filing.
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