45.0355 Neglected or dependent child-Termination of parental rights.
In a disposition as provided in 45.0354:
(a) The Court may enter a decree terminating all parental rights of 1 or both parents in the child when it finds that the best interests and welfare of the child so require.
(b) Upon the entry of a decree terminating the legal rights of both parents, of the sole surviving parent, or of the mother of a child born out of wedlock, the Court may:
(1) vest the Department of Health or a child placement agency with the legal custody and guardianship of the person of a child for the purposes of placing the child for adoption; or
(2) make any other disposition provided under (a)(2), (3), or (4) above that the Court finds appropriate.
(c) Upon the entry of a decree terminating the parental rights of 1 parent, the Court may:
(1) leave the child in. the legal custody of the other parent and discharge the proceedings; or
(2) make any other disposition under (a) above that the Court finds appropriate.History: 1980, PL 16-71 § 1.
Research Guide: CRS 19-3-111.