Research guides prepared by
the Connecticut Judicial Branch law librarians:
Publications from the Connecticut
Probate Court Administrator:
Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption Procedures
Research reports prepared by
the Office of Legislative Research (OLR):
Birth Parents’ Rights In Termination Of Parental Rights Proceedings
Children and the Law: Rights and Obligations
Ann M. Haralambie,
Handling Child Custody, Abuse and Adoption Cases
The Law Of Child Abuse and Neglect In Connecticut
Donald T. Kramer,
Legal Rights of Children
(revised 2nd ed. 2005)
17a-112. Termination of parental rights of child committed to commissioner.
Petition to terminate parental rights. Notice.
Hearing on petition to terminate parental rights. Notice. Attorney General as a
Termination of parental rights. Conduct of hearing.
Reopen judgment terminating parental rights. Best interest of child. Final
decree of adoption.
Rule 7. Transfer of contested
petitions of parental rights from courts of probate to the Juvenile Court.
Rights of Parties Neglected, Uncared for and Dependent
Children and Termination of Parental Rights
- Petitions for Neglect, Uncared for, Dependency and Termination of Parental
Rights: Initiation of Proceedings, Orders of Temporary Custody and
- Pleadings, Motions and Discovery
Neglected, Uncared for and Dependent Children and Termination of Parental
- Hearings Concerning Neglected, Uncared for and Dependent Children and
Termination of Parental Rights
Abuse and Neglect cases
Child Protection Casebook - A compendium of all the
Supreme and Appellate Court child protection decisions.
Branch Court Forms