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25-5A-22 Counseling before termination of parental rights.
     25-5A-22.   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.


Chapter 25-5A

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