Wednesday, September 12, 2007
A parent wants to terminate their parental rights
Even if a parent wants to terminate their parental rights in Texas, many courts won't do it. Why? Because if the other parent dies then the child will be an orphan. Also, it is the policy of the State of Texas via our legislature (that meets every 2 years) that ALL parents should support their children. It is the policy of the State of Texas that every parent supports their children and the children do not have to be supported by the state or federal government programs. Being supported by the state or federal government programs includes any sort of financial assistance including food stamps, WIC, housing, and health insurance coverage. Many judges feel that the taxpayers of the State of Texas should be providing health care, food, and housing to children. The judges feel that their parents should be doing so. This policy varies from judge to judge.