ERIC Number: ED257547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Termination of Parental Rights: A Summary and Comparison of Grounds from Nine Model Acts. Planning for Children in Foster Care Project.
Hardin, Mark; Tazzara, Patricia
The chart and summaries provided in this monograph describe approaches to the involuntary termination of parental rights taken by a number of proposed models. Preceded by nine brief summaries, the chart compares the specific provisions of the (1) Institute of Judical Administration/American Bar Association Standards on Abuse and Neglect (Tentative Draft 1977); (2) Katz Model Act to Free Children for Permanent Placement (1978); (3) HHS Model State Adoption Act (1980); (4) Model Dissolution of Parent-Child Relationship Act (1976); (5) RRI Guidelines for the Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights (1980); (6) Uniform Juvenile Court Act (1968); (7) Advisory Committee on Standards for the Administration of Juvenile Justice (1980); (8) National Council of Juvenile Court Judges (1976); and (9) Goldstein, Freud, and Solnit Suggestions for a Child Placement Code (1979). These models are compared on the basis of general considerations or goals and with respect to the following specific grounds and factors: the condition of the parent(s); parental conduct both before and during the child's placement; length of time the child has been out of parental custody; efforts by the state to reunify the family; the child's significant relationships; the child's preference; alternative placements; and the best interests of the child. Excerpts from the models and information about where copies of the models can be obtained are included. (RH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Washington, DC. National Legal Resource Center for Child Advocacy and Protection.