15 Months to Terminate
- Severe or chronic abuse or neglect
- Sexual abuse
- Abuse or neglect of other children in the household
- Long-term mental illness or deficiency of the parent(s)
- Long-term alcohol or drug-induced incapacity of the parent(s)
- Failure to support or maintain contact with the child
- Involuntary termination of the rights of the parent to another child
Before a state can take such a drastic action and place a child in foster care, it must file a petition under the federal Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA). However, state agencies aren’t required to petition in the following circumstances: The child has been in foster care for 15 of the last 22 months. Lets keep it honest the real reason the government shortened the time is so that they could sell the baby much quicker not for the sake of the child because a newborn has no clue they are in a foster home so they don’t mind it is that state that minds and they want the big money that adoptive parents pay for an infant.
- The child has been in foster care for 15 of the last 22 months.
- The court has determined the child is an abandoned infant.
- The parent committed murder or voluntary manslaughter of another of his or her children
- The parent was otherwise involved in the murder or voluntary manslaughter of another of his or her children, i.e. aided, abetted, attempted, conspired, or solicited the act.
- The parent committed a felony assault that resulted in serious bodily injury to the child or another of his or her children.