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S 4203 - Authorizes Foster Care Adoptees to Have Contact with Their Parents - New York Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes Foster Care Adoptees to Have Contact with Their Parents

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Title: Authorizes Foster Care Adoptees to Have Contact with Their Parents

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes adopted children through the foster care system continue to have contact with their biological parents.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes a court to conduct a post-termination visitation and or contact hearing between the parents and the subject children who are parties in the termination proceeding (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that the subject child’s foster parents or kinship caregiver shall have notice and be given standing to participate in the best interest post-termination and or contact hearing (Sec. 2).

  • Requires the application have the burden of proof that post-termination visitation and or contact is in the child’s best interest (Sec. 2).

  • Establishes that the grant of application shall include visitation and contact rights to the parent, custodian, half-sibling and or sibling who is a party to the proceeding, provided that contact is found by the court to be in the best interest of the child (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that the court shall have discretion depending on the best interest of the child in determining the level of supervision for any visitation and or contact (Sec. 2).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Authorizes Foster Care Adoptees to Have Contact with Their Parents

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes adopted children through the foster care system continue to have contact with their biological parents.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes a court to conduct a post-termination visitation and or contact hearing between the parents and the subject children who are parties in the termination proceeding (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that the subject child’s foster parents or kinship caregiver shall have notice and be given standing to participate in the best interest post-termination and or contact hearing (Sec. 2).

  • Requires the application have the burden of proof that post-termination visitation and or contact is in the child’s best interest (Sec. 2).

  • Establishes that the grant of application shall include visitation and contact rights to the parent, custodian, half-sibling and or sibling who is a party to the proceeding, provided that contact is found by the court to be in the best interest of the child (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that the court shall have discretion depending on the best interest of the child in determining the level of supervision for any visitation and or contact (Sec. 2).

Title: Authorizes Foster Care Adoptees to Have Contact with Their Parents

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