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Updated: 
August 3, 2021

2514. Special provisions when child conceived as a result of rape or incest

Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, when a petition has been filed by a parent seeking to involuntarily terminate parental rights of the other parent under section 2511(a)(7) (relating to grounds for involuntary termination), the following apply:

(1) The petitioner shall not be required to aver that:

(i) the petitioner will assume custody of the child until such time as the child is adopted;

(ii) adoption is presently contemplated; or

(iii) a person with a present intention to adopt exists.

(2) Parental rights shall be terminated if all other legal requirements have been met.