Right to counsel
Legislation, Termination of Parental Rights (Private) - Children
Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 45a-717(b) specifies that “[u]nless the appointment of counsel is required under section 46b-136, the court may appoint counsel to represent or appear on behalf of any child in a hearing held under this section to speak on behalf of the best interests of the child.” Since § 46b-136 applies only to juvenile matters (which apparently would not include adoptions), appointment of counsel for the child is on a discretionary basis.
If "yes", the established right to counsel or discretionary appointment of counsel is limited in some way, including any of: the only authority is a lower/intermediate court decision or a city council, not a high court or state legislature; there has been a subsequent case that has cast doubt; a statute is ambiguous; or the right or discretionary appointment is not for all types of individuals or proceedings within that category.
Appointment of Counsel: discretionary Qualified: no