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§5.04 Notice of Consequences
If DSS does not seek a “no reunification services” order, you must notify the parents that parental rights may be terminated if the child is not returned within [see WIC §361.5(a); CRC 5.695(i)(2)]:
The date a child enters foster care is statutorily defined as the earlier of the date of the jurisdictional hearing or the date that is 60 days after the date on which the child was initially removed from the physical custody of his or her parent or guardian. [WIC §361.49.]
You have discretion to continue family reunification services up to eighteen months from removal, but only on finding a substantial probability that the child will be returned within the extended time or that reasonable reunification services were not provided. [WIC §361.5(a)(3).] At an eighteen-month review hearing, you may further extend reunification services up to twenty-four months from the date of removal if the permanent plan is to return and safely maintain the child at home within the 24-month period. [WIC §361.5(a)(4).] See Part 2, §5.17.
A written statement may satisfy the notification requirement if the parent represented in court that he or she read and understood the advice. [Arlena M. v Superior Court (2004) 121 CA4th 566, 571.]