Providing Permanency For Children In Minnesota

Every child needs the unconditional love and sense of belonging that come with a permanent family. Without this sense of permanency, children can often experience uncertainty about who will care for them in the future and doubts about whom they can depend upon to meet their needs. Foster children who cannot safely return to their biological parents will find permanency through adoption or a transfer of permanent legal custody.

Experienced Child Protection Attorney

At Groshek Law in Minneapolis, founding attorney Christa Groshek advises and represents parents, children and foster parents during the permanency process. It is essential that your family rights are protected and that each step of the process is completed correctly.

Ms. Groshek has experience working throughout Minnesota and understands these procedures and requirements for permanency. She and her team will fight hard for you and your family.

To speak with a Minneapolis child protection lawyer, call 612-424-5829 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation with an attorney.

Terminations And Transfers Of Parental Rights

There are several paths to permanency with two basic outcomes: adoption and the transfer of permanent legal custody. These two dispositions have significant differences. While both dispositions provide permanent caregivers with many of the same rights as biological parents, adoption provides the child with all of the legal benefits of a child who is born into that family. For a transfer of permanent legal custody, the legal relationship will end when the child turns 18 and is considered an adult.

For a child to be adopted, the birth parents' parental rights must be terminated. With a transfer of permanent custody, the termination of parental rights does not have to occur. The parent retains a right to reasonable visitation. We can guide you through this process.

There are also significant differences between a voluntary termination of parental visits and an involuntary termination. Groshek Law also represents parents who for various reasons are seeking to terminate a relationship with a child. We bring voluntary termination of parental rights petitions.

We Can Answer Your Questions

An experienced lawyer can answer your questions and advise you on the advantages and disadvantages of the options for permanency. We will guide you through the process and help you make the right choices for you and your family. To learn more, contact Groshek Law for a consultation by calling 612-424-5829 or you may send us an email.