Once a parent terminates their parental rights, can they get them back? How? 7 Answers as of August 27, 2015

Once a parent terminates their parental rights, can they get them back?

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Law Office of Martin A. Kahan | Martin A. Kahan
I am assuming that all appellate procedures have been exhausted, so the general answer is no. However, there are ways to legally become part of the child's life such as legal guardianship, if the adoptive parents are no longer able to care for the child. You need to provide more facts to be able to intelligently comment on your situation.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/17/2015
Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
Generally, they cannot regain parental rights. (Think of what this process would do to the child or children.) Except, possibly, by using one of the recognised bases for seeking a post-judgment remedy, such as error in calculation, fraud on the court, a new appellate opinion renders the judgment in your case no longer good law, and a few others. There are time restrictions on bringing such a motion, and courts do not like them.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 6/16/2015
Law Offices of Robert Burns
Law Offices of Robert Burns | Robert Burns
Yes by gift or by setting aside the termination judgment.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/16/2015
Petit & Dommershausen SC
Petit & Dommershausen SC | Tajara Dommershausen
That would be a no.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 8/27/2015
Law Offices of Helene Ellenbogen, P.S.H | Helene Ellenbogen
A court has to do the termination even if it is voluntary. And no, the parent can't get them back unless there was some kind of fraud involved in the termination and then only if the appeal to the court was timely.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 6/16/2015
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