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Art. 1030.  Suspension of right of voluntary surrender of parental rights by initiation of termination proceeding

Once a petition to terminate parental rights has been filed, the parent is thereafter without authority to execute an act of surrender or otherwise to affect the custody of the child except:

(1)  The parent may execute an act of surrender in favor of the department with the approval of the court.

(2)  The parent may consent to a judgment terminating his parental rights as provided in Article 1025.2.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §10, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 2012, No. 730, §1.

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