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B

“B” PETITION OR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS PETITION
B is the letter designation for a court case filed in New York City Family Court to end a parent s legal right to care for his or her child. If the judge grants a Termination of Parental Rights petition ( TPR ), a parent s legal right to care for his or her child is ended and the child can be adopted. If a child is freed for adoption at the end of a TPR case, the six-month permanency hearing will also be filed as a B case.