Termination of the parent-child relationship: Should parental i.q. be an important factor?

Author: Galliher, K.E.
Year: 1973
Reference Type: Journal Article
Journal/Book Title: Law and the Social Order
Volume: 4
Pages: 855-879
Abstract: Before a court terminates a parent-child relationship, either temporarily or permanently, it properly considers many factors which may affect the quality of that relationship. By placing unprecedented reliance upon parental I. IQ., a recent Iowa Supreme Court decision has introduced yet another variable to the determination of whether children should be permanently removed from the custody of their natural parents. Using that decision as a basis for analysis, this Comment examines the nature and reliability of intelligence test scores and the proper role of those scores in termination proceedings.

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