Termination of Parental Rights Petition In Connecticut

General Statutes (Rev. to 1997) 17a-112 (c) provides in relevant part: "The Superior Court . . . may grant a termination petition filed pursuant to this section if it finds by clear and convincing evidence . . . (3) that over an extended period of time, which . . . shall not be less than one year . . . inter alia (B) the parent of a child who has been found by the Superior Court to have been neglected or uncared for in a prior proceeding has failed to achieve such degree of personal rehabilitation as would encourage the belief that within a reasonable time, considering the age and needs of the child, such parent could assume a responsible position in the life of the child . . . ." Specific steps the parent may take to facilitate the return of the child were required to have been provided to the respondent in the prior neglect proceeding pursuant to General Statutes (Rev. to 1997) 46b-129 (b). See In re Shyliesh H., 56 Conn. App. 167, 179, 743 A.2d 165 (1999). That statute, however, does not require that the parent again be provided specific steps to take to facilitate the return of the child before a termination petition may be granted.