Termination of Parental Rights (TPR). If the judge orders the termination of your parental rights, you have no rights to your children. They are no longer legally your children. Once they are adopted by another family, they are legally theirs. A TPR is serious because you will not be able to get your children back afterwards.
This is not true, even though you were terminated your rights, you still have grounds for an appeal, even after TPR. I have seen cases go as far as the Supreme courts only to get reversed there. I've researched case law and am a law student and have attorney friends. I say never give up on your children.
Are any of you well versed in doing appeals? I had my rights terminated to my daughter in June 2012, she was 2. My public defender appealed the decision and the Colorado Court of Appeals upheld the district court's decision. The termination was based on a treatment plan that the DHS said was unsuccessful; however, the judge also said that it didn't matter who's fault it was that the treatment plan was not successful. I did everything that was asked of me, and the parts that I did not complete were due to the Department not expanding visits, etc. They also said my daughter and I did not have the bond they wanted (that of a primary care giver), but that type of bond is not possible when you only see a child 4 hours a week, and they had taken her when she was 3 months old due to a referral they received from someone in another state. She was fine when they took her, and this was confirmed by the battery of test they ran on her trying to find some sign of abuse or neglect. My husband has a conviction for child abuse resulting in injury in 1998 in WV. I have since left my husband and have been maintaining my own residence since Sept. 2013 in hopes to bring home my infant son that was born in July 2012 (after the case with my daughter was closed), and was taken from me at the hospital.
Please, if you or any of your friends are able to help me I would really appreciate it. I just want my babies home with me where they belong. I love them and can provide for them better than my husband's 1/2 sister that lives in OK. The DHS here in CO just took my daughter out of the foster to adopt home that she has been in since Aug. 2010 and gave her to this woman she has never even met, even though the foster parents were wanting to adopt her (and were going to allow me to be a part of her life). Please help me help my daughter. I do not see how this can be in her best interests. Please, Please, Please HELP ME!!!!