Parent Know Your Rights Resources

Know Your Rights

State resources for parents who have had their children removed.

Below are state-specific resources for parents who have had their children removed from their home. The resource identifies rights and sometimes responsibilities remaining with the parents while their child is out of their home but before termination of parental rights. Sometimes these rights are called “residual rights.” Different from due process rights, residual rights typically include topics such as education or medical decision making and religious affiliation determinations. They may also include permissions for haircuts and tattoos. Written to be parent friendly, we have worked with Annie E. Casey to develop resources for each state.

 

Alabama

 

Alaska 

 

Arizona

 

Arkansas

 

California 

 

Colorado

 

Connecticut

 

Delaware 

 

District of Columbia

 

Florida

 

Georgia

 

Hawaii

 

Idaho 

 

Illinois

 

Indiana

 

Iowa 

 

Kansas

 

Kentucky

 

Louisiana 

 

Maine 

 

Maryland

 

Massachusetts 

 

Michigan 

 

Minnesota

 

Mississippi

 

Missouri

 
     

Montana

 

Nebraska

 

Nevada

 

New Hampshire

 

New Jersey

 

New Mexico

 

New York 

 

North Carolina

 

North Dakota 

 

Ohio

 

Oklahoma 

 

Oregon 

 

Pennsylvania

 

Rhode Island 

 

South Carolina

 

South Dakota

 

Tennessee 

 

Texas

 

Utah

 

Vermont

 

Virginia

 

Washington

 

West Virginia

 

Wisconsin

 

Wyoming

     

     

    If the resource for your state is not available yet, it is coming soon.

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