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What Does a Mom Do When She No Longer Wants Her Kids?

An Arizona mother was arrested in the town of Surprise on charges of child neglect, aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia after she reportedly punched her 11-year-old son in the stomach in front of Child Protective Services Officers and said that she no longer wanted her children.

KPHO News reports that 29-year-old Christina Muniz told police officers that she would be happy to get rid of her kids so that she can move to California and pursue her dream of being a stripper. According to Surprise police officers, the mother said that she was "sick of her children" and that she wanted authorities to take her 11-year-old son and 6-year-old son away from her so that she can "have fun and play."

If a parent no longer wants their children, for whatever reason, then he or she may be able to voluntarily terminate his or her parental rights. Any person looking to do this should contact a Phoenix family lawyer so that all the legal proceedings can properly be taken care of. In such a case, the child will usually be sent to a local foster care or adoption agency. With voluntary parental termination, a parent can avoid criminal charges and can perhaps do what is in the child's best interest by finding a new home for the child.

Christina Muniz may especially need a Phoenix family lawyer to sort out her legal mess, since she claims that the whole situation "was a big misunderstanding." She has been ordered not have any contact with her two children unless it's supervised by the state.

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