Severance or Termination in juvenile law refers to the legal termination of a biological parent’s rights, usually due to neglect, abandonment, abuse, or inability to provide a stable environment for the child. If these facts are present in your case, severance or termination might be in the child’s best interest. This step is essential to legally free a child for adoption, ensuring they can be placed in a safer, nurturing family. The process prioritizes the child’s best interests and involves thorough legal evaluation.


Adoption legally establishes a parent-child relationship between a child and non-biological parents. It’s a comprehensive process involving home evaluations, legal paperwork, and court hearings to ensure the child’s well-being and the adoptive parents’ suitability. Adoption provides a stable, loving home for children whose biological parents cannot care for them and enriches families with a new member.

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Dealing with juvenile law, severance, and adoption can be challenging, but you don’t have to face it by yourself. Schmillen Law Firm PLLC is here to provide professional and compassionate legal support. Our focus is on transforming legal obstacles into favorable results, prioritizing every child’s need for a secure, caring, and stable home. Reach out to us to begin the process of creating a better future for you and the children you care for.


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