Parental rights are something that are bestowed on a man and woman when a child is born. In the state of North Dakota, when you become a parent, you are expected to provide food, clothing, shelter and all other necessary support for your child. You also receive the right to make decisions about health care, religion, education and morals with regards to your child. If a parent has his rights terminated, voluntarily or involuntarily, he no longer has any rights or responsibilities for the child. If you wish to have your rights voluntarily revoked in North Dakota, you will need to file legal paperwork and go before a judge.
Look up the North Dakota statutes on parental rights. You will need what is called just cause to voluntarily relinquish your rights. If you are putting the child up for adoption, that is considered just cause. Otherwise, you will need to discuss your specific situation with a family law lawyer in your area to determine if your request is even possible.
Contact your child's other parent. If you are asking a judge to relinquish your parental rights, you will need your co-parent to sign off on the request as well. Find out if she is willing to agree to the request.
Draw up a written petition, asking a judge to relinquish your parental rights. Your lawyer can do this for you or you can ask the court clerk at your local family court for pre-printed documents and guidelines. If your co-parent agrees to your request, include a signed, notarized document from her with your forms.
File your petition with the court clerk in the family law court in your area. The clerk will give your petition to a family court judge for further processing. You will need to pay a fee, which will vary based on your area, to file the motion.
Attend any hearing that is scheduled on your parental rights petition. The court will notify you in advance of any court appearances you need to make. Be prepared to answer the judge's questions and offer evidence, if there is any, as to why the court should grant your request.