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Minnesota appeals court upholds family rights in foster care cases


January 10, 2019

In a victory for relatives of children placed in foster care, a Minnesota appeals court has ruled that child welfare agencies in Minnesota must go through a formal court proceeding before ruling out family members as adoptive parents for neglected children.

A three-judge panel of the Minnesota Court of Appeals decided last month that Anoka County Social Services violated state law when it denied a woman’s petition to be the adoptive parent of her three grandchildren without first obtaining a court order expressly excluding her.


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