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Question: do I lose my rights to my child if a grandparent is apointed permanent guardian?

Answer: No, you don't. Not at all. In fact, one of the reasons that a court might appoint a permanent guardian is precisely because complete termination of parental rights would *not* serve the child's best interests. (A.R.S § 8-871(A)(4)). Moreover, even a "permanent" guardianship may be revoked upon a showing that the biological parent is now able and willing to care for his/her child. (A.R.S § 8-873(A)).

Comments:

On 5/29/07
Maria said
I have been taking care of my niece for over 6 years, I want to become her legal guardian how can I, her mother lives in Mexico and is unable to come here.

On 5/29/07
Maria said
I have been taking care of my niece for over 6 years, I want to become her legal guardian how can I, her mother lives in Mexico and is unable to come here.

On 3/26/07
april said
when a grandparent is the permanent guardian, may the guardian refuse,or deny the birthmother from all and any visits and communications with her children??

On 3/26/07
april said
can a grandparent thats appointed permanent guardian, be giving sole custody without the birthmothers knowing or consent?

On 3/26/07
april said
if i signed a paper that stated i consent for the courts to appoint my mother permanent guardian of my two children,and by consenting i then willfully give up my parental rights:Do i lose all my parental rights forever?after consent,can i withdraw

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