Immigrant Mother’s Parental Rights Terminated Without Full Investigation

Vol 30 No 1

In re C.M.B.R., 2011 WL 265325 (Mo.).


Trial court should not have entered judgment on adoption petition and terminated immigrant mother’s parental rights without first ordering an investigation and reports to determine if termination was in child’s best interests and assess suitability of adoptive parents. Reversal and remand were required to allow the investigation to be conducted and reports to be submitted so the trial court would have full information before making a determination.

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