(1) If the Circuit Court determines that parental rights are to be voluntarily terminated in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, it shall make an order terminating all parental rights and obligations of the parent and releasing the child from all legal obligations to the parent and vesting care and custody of the child in the person, agency, or cabinet the court believes is best qualified to receive custody.
(2) Upon consent by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the child may be declared a ward of the state and custody vested in the cabinet or in any child-placing agency or child-caring facility licensed by the cabinet or in another person if all persons with parental rights to the child under the law have had their rights terminated voluntarily or involuntarily. If the other person is not excepted by KRS

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 625.043

  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010

199.470(4), a grant of permanent custody shall be made only if the proposed
custodian has received the written approval of the secretary or the secretary’s
designee for the child’s placement.
Effective: July 14, 2018
History: Amended 2018 Ky. Acts ch. 159, sec. 40, effective July 14, 2018. — Amended
2005 Ky. Acts ch. 99, sec. 670, effective June 20, 2005. — Amended 1998 Ky. Acts
ch. 426, sec. 621, effective July 15, 1998. — Amended 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 242, sec.
16, effective July 15, 1994. — Created 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 350, sec. 66, effective April
10, 1988.