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§7B‑1112.  Effects of termination order.

An order terminating theparental rights completely and permanently terminates all rights andobligations of the parent to the juvenile and of the juvenile to the parentarising from the parental relationship, except that the juvenile's right ofinheritance from the juvenile's parent shall not terminate until a final orderof adoption is issued. The parent is not thereafter entitled to notice ofproceedings to adopt the juvenile and may not object thereto or otherwiseparticipate therein:

(1)        If the juvenile hadbeen placed in the custody of or released for adoption by one parent to acounty department of social services or licensed child‑placing agency andis in the custody of the agency at the time of the filing of the petition ormotion, including a petition or motion filed pursuant to G.S. 7B‑1103(6),that agency shall, upon entry of the order terminating parental rights, acquireall of the rights for placement of the juvenile as the agency would haveacquired had the parent whose rights are terminated released the juvenile tothat agency pursuant to the provisions of Part 7 of Article 3 of Chapter 48 ofthe General Statutes, including the right to consent to the adoption of thejuvenile.

(2)        Except as providedin subdivision (1) above, upon entering an order terminating the parentalrights of one or both parents, the court may place the juvenile in the custodyof the petitioner or movant, or some other suitable person, or in the custodyof the department of social services or licensed child‑placing agency, asmay appear to be in the best interests of the juvenile. (1977,c. 879, s. 8; 1983, c. 870, s. 3; 1995, c. 457, s. 5; 1998‑202, s. 6;1998‑229, s. 11; 1999‑456, s. 60; 2000‑183, s. 12.)