Potentially, yes. It depends on what they are asking you to actually sign. You are correct to be concerned. PLEASE consult an experienced family law attorney in your area immediately. Good luck.
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Reading the papers would be your best strategy. Next, you could address any remaining questions to the social worker. As a general rule termination of parental rights is only by court order, but some states have a formal consent to termination that can result in that court order.
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Read the papers very carefully and have an Attorney read them as well and advise you what they say. It should be free or rather inexpensive if it is only a few pages long.
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