Form JD-JM-31 "Order, Termination of Parental Rights and Appointment of Statutory Parent/ Guardian" - Connecticut

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ORDER, TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
AND APPOINTMENT OF STATUTORY PARENT/
SUPERIOR COURT
GUARDIAN
JUVENILE MATTERS
www.jud.ct.gov
JD-JM-31 Rev. 4-18
C.G.S. §§ 17a-42(b), 17a-111b, 17a-112, 45a-715, 45a-717(f), (g), (h), (k);
P.B. § 35a-19(a)
Address of court
Docket number
Name of petitioner
Name of child
Date of birth
Name of father
Address of father
Name of mother
Address of mother
Name of guardian (If applicable)
Address of guardian (If applicable)
At a session of the Superior Court upon notice and hearing on the petition by the party indicated above, requesting that the
parental rights of the mother and/or father named above in the child be terminated in conformity with the provisions of the
Connecticut General Statutes and that a statutory parent or guardian be appointed, the court finds clear and convincing
evidence that:
I.
DCF has made reasonable efforts to locate the
mother
father (if applicable).
DCF has made reasonable efforts to reunify the child with the
mother
father; or
Mother
Father
is/are unable or unwilling to benefit from reunification efforts.
Reasonable efforts to reunify are not required for
mother
father
as the court determined at a hearing
in accordance with Section 17a-111b of the Connecticut General Statutes or determined at a trial on the petition that
such efforts are not required.
Reasonable efforts to reunify are not required for
mother
father
because the court has approved a
permanency plan other than reunification in accordance with Section 17a-111b of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Il. The court finds clear and convincing evidence of the following ground(s) for termination of parental rights:
The
mother
father
of said child voluntarily and knowingly consent(s) to the termination of any parental
rights with respect to the child; or
A. The child has been abandoned by the
mother
father
in the sense that the parent(s) failed to
maintain a reasonable degree of interest, concern or responsibility as to the welfare of the child.
B1. The child has been found in a prior proceeding to have been neglected, abused or uncared for AND the
mother
father
has/have failed to achieve such degree of personal rehabilitation as would encourage
the belief that within a reasonable time, considering the age and needs of the child, he/she/they could assume a
responsible position in the life of the child; or
B2. The child is neglected, abused or uncared for, and has been in the custody of the commissioner for at least
15 months and the parent has been provided specific steps to take to facilitate the return of the child AND the
mother
father
has/have failed to achieve such degree of personal rehabilitation as would
encourage the belief that within a reasonable time, considering the age and needs of the child, he/she/they could
assume a responsible position in the life of the child.
C. The child has been denied, by reason of an act or acts of parental commission or omission, including, but not
limited to, sexual molestation or exploitation, severe physical abuse or a pattern of abuse, by the
mother
father
the care, guidance or control necessary for his or her physical, educational, moral or
emotional well-being.
D. There is no ongoing parent-child relationship with respect to the
mother
father that ordinarily develops
as a result of a parent having met on a day-to-day basis the physical, emotional, moral and educational needs of
the child and to allow further time for the establishment or reestablishment of the parent-child relationship would be
detrimental to the best interests of the child.
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ORDER, TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
AND APPOINTMENT OF STATUTORY PARENT/
SUPERIOR COURT
GUARDIAN
JUVENILE MATTERS
www.jud.ct.gov
JD-JM-31 Rev. 4-18
C.G.S. §§ 17a-42(b), 17a-111b, 17a-112, 45a-715, 45a-717(f), (g), (h), (k);
P.B. § 35a-19(a)
Address of court
Docket number
Name of petitioner
Name of child
Date of birth
Name of father
Address of father
Name of mother
Address of mother
Name of guardian (If applicable)
Address of guardian (If applicable)
At a session of the Superior Court upon notice and hearing on the petition by the party indicated above, requesting that the
parental rights of the mother and/or father named above in the child be terminated in conformity with the provisions of the
Connecticut General Statutes and that a statutory parent or guardian be appointed, the court finds clear and convincing
evidence that:
I.
DCF has made reasonable efforts to locate the
mother
father (if applicable).
DCF has made reasonable efforts to reunify the child with the
mother
father; or
Mother
Father
is/are unable or unwilling to benefit from reunification efforts.
Reasonable efforts to reunify are not required for
mother
father
as the court determined at a hearing
in accordance with Section 17a-111b of the Connecticut General Statutes or determined at a trial on the petition that
such efforts are not required.
Reasonable efforts to reunify are not required for
mother
father
because the court has approved a
permanency plan other than reunification in accordance with Section 17a-111b of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Il. The court finds clear and convincing evidence of the following ground(s) for termination of parental rights:
The
mother
father
of said child voluntarily and knowingly consent(s) to the termination of any parental
rights with respect to the child; or
A. The child has been abandoned by the
mother
father
in the sense that the parent(s) failed to
maintain a reasonable degree of interest, concern or responsibility as to the welfare of the child.
B1. The child has been found in a prior proceeding to have been neglected, abused or uncared for AND the
mother
father
has/have failed to achieve such degree of personal rehabilitation as would encourage
the belief that within a reasonable time, considering the age and needs of the child, he/she/they could assume a
responsible position in the life of the child; or
B2. The child is neglected, abused or uncared for, and has been in the custody of the commissioner for at least
15 months and the parent has been provided specific steps to take to facilitate the return of the child AND the
mother
father
has/have failed to achieve such degree of personal rehabilitation as would
encourage the belief that within a reasonable time, considering the age and needs of the child, he/she/they could
assume a responsible position in the life of the child.
C. The child has been denied, by reason of an act or acts of parental commission or omission, including, but not
limited to, sexual molestation or exploitation, severe physical abuse or a pattern of abuse, by the
mother
father
the care, guidance or control necessary for his or her physical, educational, moral or
emotional well-being.
D. There is no ongoing parent-child relationship with respect to the
mother
father that ordinarily develops
as a result of a parent having met on a day-to-day basis the physical, emotional, moral and educational needs of
the child and to allow further time for the establishment or reestablishment of the parent-child relationship would be
detrimental to the best interests of the child.
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E. The
mother
father
of the child, under the age of seven years who is neglected, abused or uncared
for has/have failed, is/are unable, or is/are unwilling to achieve such degree of personal rehabilitation as would
encourage the belief that within a reasonable period of time, considering the age and needs of the child, such
parent(s) could assume a responsible position in the life of the child and such parent's/parents' parental rights of
another child were previously terminated in accordance with a petition filed by the Commissioner of Children and
Families.
F. The
mother
father
has killed through deliberate, nonaccidental act another child of the parent or has
requested, commanded, importuned, attempted, conspired or solicited such killing or has committed an assault,
through deliberate, nonaccidental act that resulted in serious bodily injury of another child of the parent.
G. The
mother
father
committed an act that constitutes sexual assault as described in Section 53a-70,
53a-70a, 53a-70c, 53a-71, 53a-72a, 53a-72b or 53a-73a of the Connecticut General Statutes or compelling a
spouse or cohabitor to engage in sexual intercourse by the use of force or by the threat of the use of force as
described in Section 53a-70b, if such act resulted in the conception of the child.
III.
The court finds clear and convincing evidence that termination of parental rights is in the best interest of the
child.
Order
It is therefore ordered that the parental rights of the
mother
father
named above in the child are terminated in
accordance with the Connecticut General Statutes.
1.
The statutory parent for the child shall be the Commissioner of Children and Families,
or
The guardian of the person of the child shall be (Name and address):
2. The statutory parent or guardian shall file a case plan not later than 30 days after date of judgment
Case plan due date
and at least every three months thereafter shall file a report or treatment plan/administrative review
on the implementation of the plan.
3. A hearing to review the permanency plan shall be convened and conducted not more than 12 months
Hearing date
from the date of judgment or from the date of the last permanency plan hearing, whichever is earlier,
and at least once a year thereafter while the child remains in the custody of the Commissioner of
Children and Families.
4.
The court approves the cooperative postadoption agreement attached hereto and made a part hereof.
5.
The Commissioner of Children and Families shall place the child on the photo-list within 30 days of the
termination of parental rights.
6.
If an adoption occurs in the Probate Court, the Clerk of the Probate Court shall notify in writing the Deputy Chief Clerk
of the Superior Court for Juvenile Matters at
(location) of the
date when the adoption is finalized.
Name of Judge
Date of order
Signed (Judge)
The above and foregoing is a true copy of the order and was provided to the Commissioner of Children and Families and
(if applicable) to the Probate Court at:
.
Signed (Judge, Clerk)
At (Town)
On (Date)
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