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Parental rights should be lost if you don't contact your child for a year.

Submitted by Adam Tighe on Wednesday 27th January 2021

Published on Wednesday 17th March 2021

Current status: Closed

Closed: Friday 17th September 2021

Signatures: 17

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Biology ~ Child ~ Children ~ contact ~ Full Time ~ Ignore ~ Law ~ Lost ~ Parent ~ remain ~ Time

Petition Action

Parental rights should be lost if you don't contact your child for a year.

Petition Details

Parents that do not make contact or see their child for over a year should lose their parental rights. If you are not making the effort to help raise your child or to see them regularly you should no longer have rights over the parent that cares for them full time.

Additional Information

A parent can completely ignore their child for a decade yet still have the same rights as the parent who has raised and cared for that child during that time. This is not right. Being a parent isn’t simple biology, it is about how you care for the child. If you disappear and have zero contact and make no attempt to contact, why do your rights remain? We need the law to protect parents that have been full time carers, not the ones that abandon their children and cling on to biological rights.


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