(a) Unless the parental rights have been terminated, a parent whose child is in DSCYF custody may petition for and seek enforcement of:
(1) An order for visitation, contact, and/or information regarding the child if not otherwise prohibited by law;
(2) Unless otherwise ordered by the Court or authorized by statute, an order that DSCYF is required to make reasonable efforts at reunifying the child with such parent;
(3) An order rescinding custody from DSCYF to the parent.
Terms Used In Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 2520
- Child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
- State: means the State of Delaware; and when applied to different parts of the United States, it includes the District of Columbia and the several territories and possessions of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
- Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
(b) Unless the parental rights have been terminated, a parent whose child is in DSCYF custody maintains the right, unless otherwise ordered by the Court, to:
(1) Consent to certain medical or mental health care for the child as set forth in § 2521(2) of this title.
(2) Consent to educational decisions for the child, subject to applicable state and federal law, as set forth in § 2521(4) of this title.
(3) Attend and participate in school related meetings and activities related to the child, attend extracurricular activities, attend medical/dental appointments, and access medical/dental records regarding the child.
(c) Unless parental rights have been terminated, a parent whose child is in DSCYF custody shall have the following duties:
(1) To support the child financially as provided for in Chapter 5 of this title, unless just cause exists under § 506 of this title;
(2) To engage in offered services to alleviate or mitigate the causes necessitating placement in DSCYF custody, in cases where the DSCYF is providing reunification services to the parents.