|(a) The Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services (PRS) accepts conservatorship through an affidavit of relinquishment of parental rights only when the parents: (1) want to give up parental rights permanently; (2) designate PRS as the managing conservator; and (3) consent to PRS placing the child for adoption. (b) Before PRS accepts conservatorship through an affidavit of relinquishment, the worker must inform the parents that, after accepting the affidavit, PRS will no longer work with them to return the child to the home. (c) Upon accepting an affidavit of relinquishment, PRS must inform the parents of the rights they retain under the Texas Family Code, Chapters 151, 161, and 153, pending the court's designation of PRS as the child's managing conservator. Until the court acts, PRS must allow the parents to exercise these rights if they ask to do so.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §700.1104 adopted to be effective May 15, 1992, 17 TexReg 2783; transferred effective September 1, 1992, as published in the Texas Register September 11, 1992, 17 TexReg 6279.