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Good evening. If someone wants to voluntarily terminate their parental rights, they need to go through the process with the court. I say this because simply signing a letter, will not be enough for the Judge to legally terminate them. Proceedings need to happen and the parties need to appear and the Judge is going to want to speak with both the mother and the father. Yes, the cooperation will certainly help but there is more then just signing and filing a notarized letter.