In a surrender of parental rights, all parties agree to terminate the rights of a parent; whereas a termination of parental rights case (TPR) can be either contested or uncontested. A TPR petition does not always result in a termination of one or both parent’s parental rights. A surrender can also allow for certain conditions to exist such as who should adopt the child and how much contact the parent is entitled to post adoption.

Parental rights are central to the upbringing and care of a child. If you have any legal issues involving parental rights, you may wish to get in touch with a lawyer for advice. The Perlmutter Law Firm can explain your parental rights and obligations towards your child. If you are involved in any legal disputes over parental rights, a lawyer can represent you in court.