You have a right to visit and be in contact and maintain relationships with your immediate family. This includes your child, unless a court has ended your parental rights.
It is your social worker’s job to make sure you can visit your child often.
Contact your lawyer right away if you cannot visit for any of these reasons:
- the social worker does not let you,
- you have problems getting transportation,
- your child’s caregiver makes it difficult for you, and/or
- something else keeps you from visiting.
Important! The other parent can also visit your child unless the court says s/he cannot. Your social worker is supposed to make sure your child gets to see the other parent.