25-5A-22 Counseling before termination of parental rights.
Counseling before termination of parental rights.
Any birthparent who plans to
petition the court for the voluntary termination of parental rights shall obtain counseling regarding
the termination from a licensed child-placement agency as defined in § 26-6-14, the Department of
Social Services, or either a certified social worker eligible to engage in private independent practice
as defined in § 36-26-17, a licensed counselor, or a licensed psychologist, each of whom must have
at least two years of experience in adoption practice.
Source: SL 1994, ch 197, § 1.