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Termination of Parental Rights

Termination of parental rights

The child’s physical and emotional well-being is the most important consideration when looking at termination of parental rights. Some children at put in dangerous situations, some children are surrounded by adults with a pattern of drug use, and some children have parents who don’t have the mental capacity to care for them.

There are many grounds for termination of the parent-child relationship including:

  • Involuntary termination of parent-child relationship
  • Termination of the rights of an alleged biological father
  • Involuntary termination: inability to care for child
  • Termination of parental rights after denial of prior petition to terminate
  • Termination when parent is petitioner
  • Termination after abortion
  • Termination when pregnancy results from criminal act

The Texas Family Code, details the specifics for each ground for termination. In the end, the child’s best interest comes first.


Updated January 14, 2020 by Shane 

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