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A dependency action begins when children are removed from their parents’ home for safety or general welfare concerns. During a dependency action, a court will determine whether the parent is fit to care for the child or if their parental rights should be severed. 


 

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
dependency (noun)
1.
- dependence
2.
something that is on something else - dependent , especially a territorial unit under the jurisdiction of a nation but not formally annexed by it
3.
a building (as a stable) that is an adjunct to a main dwelling
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
dependency (noun)
the quality or state of needing something or someone
SYNONYMS:
dependency, reliance
RELATED WORDS:
reciprocity, relativity; confidence, credence, faith, stock, trust
NEAR ANTONYMS:
autonomy, self-determination, sovereignty ( sovranty)
independence, independency, self-dependence, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, self-support
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