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S 4203 - Authorizes Foster Care Adoptees to Have Contact with Their Parents - New York Key Vote

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Foster Care Adoptees to Have Contact with Their Parents

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (99-49) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Foster Care Adoptees to Have Contact with Their Parents

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes adopted children through the foster care system continue to have contact with their biological parents.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes a court to conduct a post-termination visitation and or contact hearing between the parents and the subject children who are parties in the termination proceeding (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that the subject child’s foster parents or kinship caregiver shall have notice and be given standing to participate in the best interest post-termination and or contact hearing (Sec. 2).

  • Requires the application have the burden of proof that post-termination visitation and or contact is in the child’s best interest (Sec. 2).

  • Establishes that the grant of application shall include visitation and contact rights to the parent, custodian, half-sibling and or sibling who is a party to the proceeding, provided that contact is found by the court to be in the best interest of the child (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that the court shall have discretion depending on the best interest of the child in determining the level of supervision for any visitation and or contact (Sec. 2).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (46-16) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Foster Care Adoptees to Have Contact with Their Parents

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes adopted children through the foster care system continue to have contact with their biological parents.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes a court to conduct a post-termination visitation and or contact hearing between the parents and the subject children who are parties in the termination proceeding (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that the subject child’s foster parents or kinship caregiver shall have notice and be given standing to participate in the best interest post-termination and or contact hearing (Sec. 2).

  • Requires the application have the burden of proof that post-termination visitation and or contact is in the child’s best interest (Sec. 2).

  • Establishes that the grant of application shall include visitation and contact rights to the parent, custodian, half-sibling and or sibling who is a party to the proceeding, provided that contact is found by the court to be in the best interest of the child (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that the court shall have discretion depending on the best interest of the child in determining the level of supervision for any visitation and or contact (Sec. 2).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Foster Care Adoptees to Have Contact with Their Parents

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