(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.

77 Del. Laws, c. 43, § 10.;