In Texas, the law provides that parental rights may be terminated as long as grounds for termination exist and the judge finds that termination is in the best interest of the child.
Texas courts are more likely to terminate parental rights when an adoption may also occur. In that case, grounds could simply be that the biological parents failed to support the child for one year.
Sometimes the court will grant a termination of parental rights without an adoption. A very tragic and obvious example would be that one parent murdered the other parent. The offender parent is a felon and is actively dangerous. Another example is that the parent molested one or more of the children.
At the end of the day, the court will decide if termination and/or adoption is in the best interest of the child. Some defenses a person may assert who is having his parental rights terminated is parental alienation, hostility toward the parent, and failure to co-parent.
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