How do I terminate parental rights in NY?

How do I terminate parental rights in NY?

A termination of parental right happens when a city agency (like NYC Administration for Children’s Services – ACS) or foster care agency files a petition in Family Court asking a Judge to end a parent’s parental rights. The petition must give a ground (legal reason) for the termination.

How do I surrender my parental rights?

You may voluntarily give up your parental rights if someone else wants to adopt the child, or if someone else has filed a petition to terminate your rights. You will typically need to go to a court hearing to let the judge know your wishes in person.

What is considered child abandonment in NY?

A person is guilty of abandonment of a child when, being a parent, guardian or other person legally charged with the care or custody of a child less than fourteen years old, he or she deserts such child in any place with intent to wholly abandon such child. Abandonment of a child is a class E felony.

Can a warrant be issued for unpaid child support?

When you can request an Enforcement Warrant – Seizure & Sale of Property be issued. When you are owed an amount of money under an order, some agreements or a child support liability. Family Court Rule 20.01(2) and Federal Circuit Court Rule 25B.