Chapter 128 Termination of Parental Rights

Sections

128.005
Legislative declaration and findings.
128.007
Applicability of chapter.
128.010
Definitions.
128.011
“Abandoned mother” defined.
128.012
“Abandonment of a child” defined.
128.013
“Injury” defined.
128.014
“Neglected child” defined.
128.015
“Parent and child relationship” and “parent” defined.
128.016
“Putative father” defined.
128.018
“Unfit parent” defined.
128.020
Jurisdiction of district courts.
128.023
Proceedings to terminate parental rights of parent of Indian child: Powers and duties of court; appointment of attorney.
128.027
Extent to which court must give full faith and credit to judicial proceedings of Indian tribe.
128.030
Place for filing petition.
128.040
Who may file petition; investigation.
128.050
Entitlement of proceedings; contents of verified petition.
128.055
Proceedings to be completed within 6 months after filing of petition.
128.060
Notice of hearing: Contents; personal service to certain persons; petitioner to mail notice to Department of Health and Human Services if petitioner or child is receiving public assistance.
128.070
Service of notice of hearing by publication: Requirements; exception.
128.080
Form of notice.
128.085
Petition by mother of unborn child: Notice to father or putative father; time of hearing.
128.087
Hearing to determine whether to transfer venue for parent who objects to venue.
128.090
Hearing: Time; procedure; evidence; postponement; closed court; confidentiality of hearings, files and records pertaining to terminating parental rights.
128.091
Evidence of previous sexual conduct inadmissible to challenge child’s credibility; exceptions.
128.093
Testimony of qualified expert witness required in proceedings to terminate parental rights of parent of Indian child.
128.095
When putative father presumed to have intended to abandon child.
128.097
Presumption of abandonment of child by parent.
128.100
Appointment of attorney to represent child in proceeding concerning termination or restoration of parental rights; appointment of attorney to represent parent; compensation of attorney.
128.105
Grounds for terminating parental rights: Considerations; required findings.
128.106
Specific considerations in determining neglect by or unfitness of parent.
128.107
Specific considerations where child is not in physical custody of parent.
128.108
Specific considerations where child has been placed in foster home.
128.109
Determination of conduct of parent; presumptions.
128.110
Order terminating parental rights; preference for placement of child with certain relatives and siblings of child; period for completion of search for relative.
128.120
Effect of order.
128.0122
“Agency which provides child welfare services” defined.
128.0124
“Child” defined.
128.0126
“Failure of parental adjustment” defined.
128.0128
“Indian child” defined.
128.0129
“Indian Child Welfare Act” defined.
128.130
Notice to produce; warrant of arrest; contempts.
128.0137
“Mental injury” defined.
128.140
Expenses to be county charges.
128.150
Termination of parental rights of father when child becomes subject of adoption.
128.0155
“Plan” defined.
128.160
Best interest of child in determining consideration in action to set aside termination of parental rights after adoption has been granted; presumption.
128.170
Restoration of parental rights: Petition; consent of natural parent required.
128.180
Restoration of parental rights: Notice of hearing; persons required to be personally served with notice; right of such persons to present testimony and evidence.
128.190
Restoration of parental rights: Hearing; required findings to grant petition; effect of order restoring parental rights.