The purpose of visits after parental rights have been terminated.

Once it is established that a parent is unfit, the decision whether to grant post adoption or post termination visits in Massachusetts must be left to the sound discretion of the trial judge. Adoption of John, 53 Mass. App. Ct. 431, 439 (2001). The purpose of post termination visitation with biological parents after
parental rights have been terminated is not to strengthen bonds between a child and a biological parent, but rather, it is to assist the child in transition with the child's new adoptive family. Adoption of Vito, 431 Mass. 550, 564-565 (2009). 

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