Saturday, February 17, 2018

Parental Incarceration

Parental Incarceration is Temporary Child Abandonment

  • Jail less than 1 year
  • Child is placed in foster care or with relatives
  • Parent must follow probation requirements to gain custody of child
  • House arrest
  • Bracelet monitoring
  • Probation officer visits
  • Welfare case worker visits
  • Social service home visits
  • Parent fails random drug test; rearrested and child returns to foster care
Parent in Prison for Long Term is Permanent Child Abandonment
  • Incarceration for over 5 years
  • Life with parole
  • Life without parole
  • State terminates parental rights
  • State terminates visitation
  • Places child for adoption

Parent on Death Row

  • State terminates parental rights
  • Termination of visitation
  • State places child for adoption
  • Adoption records are sealed

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