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Relinquish Parent Rights: Can a parent voluntarily relinquish all rights to a child?

I often have a parent contact me to say the child’s other parent wants to give up rights to their child. Typically, it is because this parent wishes to stop having obligations to that child. Can a parent give up parental rights to a child? The answer is not a simple one. If a parent has established themselves as a child’s biological or legal parent, they cannot simply relinquish parental rights. Not wanting to support your child is not a valid reason.

Can a parent give up right to their child?, Termination of parental rights and adoption go hand in hand, Will giving up rights relinquish support & duty?

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