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If a parents rights are terminated on one child, are they…

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If a parents rights are terminated on one child, are they automatically terminated on other siblings

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I am the grandmother and going to adopt the 6 yr old, he has a Sister, 10 who still gets to see her mother, I’m asking why

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
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Good afternoon. No, they would not. If parental rights were to be terminated, it would need to be for both children. A Judge will only rule and order what is requested in the motion and which the party seeks, so if the rights of both were to be terminated, it would need to be stated. If you are adopting the six-year-old, it does not mean that the parental rights of the ten-year-old would be terminated unless you sought to adopt them as well.

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