Appeal No. 119,745: In the Interest of P.R., a Minor Child
Summary calendar; no oral argument
The Kansas Supreme Court affirmed Shawnee County District Court's termination of a mother's parental rights. In a unanimous opinion written by Senior Judge Michael Ward, the court rejected the mother's claim that formal written acceptance by the Kansas Department for Children and Families is required for a parent's relinquishment of parental rights to be valid. The Supreme Court held the mother's relinquishment of parental rights to the DCF was valid, knowingly made, and effective to terminate her parental rights.