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Introduced House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Visitation with a child. Provides that a foster parent may file a petition seeking visitation rights with a child if the child was placed under the care and supervision of the foster parent for at least 12 months. Requires the court to enter a decree after holding a hearing. Allows the court to modify an order granting or denying visitation rights. Requires the department of child services to provide notification to a foster parent if the parent-child relationship of a child who was placed under the care and supervision of the foster parent for at least 12 months is terminated. Visitation with a child. Provides that a foster parent may file a petition seeking visitation rights with a child if the child was placed under the care and supervision of the foster parent for at least 12 months. Requires the court to enter a decree after holding a hearing. Allows the court to modify an order granting or denying visitation rights. Requires the department of child services to provide notification to a foster parent if the parent-child relationship of a child who was placed under the care and supervision of the foster parent for at least 12 months is terminated. Provides that a court may grant visitation to a stepparent of a child who is seeking visitation with the child if the stepparent establishes the existence of a custodial and parental relationship and that visitation would be in the child's best interest. Requires the court to consider certain factors in making a determination of whether to grant or deny visitation to a stepparent. ... View more