Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

11.37 Appearance Waiver and Consent to Adopt 

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter:
Chapter 11-CPS Court 
Effective:
12/3/2010 
Section:
11.37 Appearance Waiver and Consent to Adopt 
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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

Procedure

The SSW:

  1. Requests the parent(s) to appear before the court for the termination hearing to avoid potential conflicts of interest by the Cabinet and ensure that parents seeking voluntary termination of parental rights (TPR) are fully aware of the finality of TPR and consequences of  their action; 1 
  2. Does not utilize appearance waiver and DSS-215-Consent to Adopt form when the child’s legal custody will be transferred to the Cabinet.

Practice Guidance

  • Kentucky statute allows an appearance waiver and DSS-215-Consent to Adopt form be filed with the termination petition when the parent initiates a voluntary TPR action in Family or Circuit court and chooses not to attend the proceeding.
 

Footnotes

  1. The parent(s) cannot be required to attend the TPR hearing.

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