45.0356 Neglected or dependent child-Surrender of custody.

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When a child has been adjudicated neglected because he has been willfully abandoned by his parent or parents, the Court may enter a decree terminating parental rights in the child if it finds that the parent or parents having legal custody have surrendered physical custody for a period of at least 6 months and during this period have not manifested to the child or the person having physical custody a firm intention to resume physical custody or to make arrangements for the care of the child.

History: 1980, PL 16-71 § 1.

Research Guide: CRS 19-3-l11.