Illinois parental rights can be terminated on a voluntarily or involuntarily basis, including under the following circumstances:
- Voluntary consent to adoption;
- Voluntary surrender of parental rights;
- A finding by an Illinois family court that a parent is “unfit”;
- A finding by the court that an alleged father is not a biological or adoptive father of a child; or
- A finding that a child was fathered as a result of criminal sexual abuse or assault.
As an experienced Illinois parental rights attorney, James Teeter, Jr. has zealously advocated for individuals in voluntary termination matters and parents opposing involuntary terminations of parental rights for over a decade. If you would like to surrender your parental rights voluntarily or need assistance opposing an involuntary termination, we invite you to call our office to schedule a free consultation. At Rockford Family Law, we can listen to the facts of your case, explain your legal options, and zealously advocate in seeking a favorable outcome.