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What is considered actual "contact" in regards to parenting and abandonment by a bio parent?

Actual visitation?
Phone calls?
Letters or email?

And what's the time frame needed before rights can be terminated?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:07 PM on Feb. 27, 2010 in General Parenting

Answers (5)
  • Any of the above, and it depends on the state on how long to terminate rights
    truealaskanmom

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 6:14 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • dependson the state and the original vistation agreement. abandonment is ABANDONMENT. no contact.
    sati769leigh

    Answer by sati769leigh at 6:16 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • any of the above and/or paying CS (even if they never talk to thechild or send a letter or anythng... as long as they are paying cs that is considered contact)
    MamiJaAyla

    Answer by MamiJaAyla at 6:50 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • And some states REQUIRE the rights to be transferred to another person, a stepparent. If the parent is just not contacting leave it alone if he was to die or win the lottery or kids would be entitled to money for it. That is what my attorney told me when I wanted my son's father's rights terminated. When he was three my hubby adopted him.
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 6:59 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • And if he calls, writes or e-mails once a year that is contact.
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 7:00 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

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