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  •  Then the laws need to be changed, so that (1+ / 0-)
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    the parental rights could be terminated: IF it was not in her best interests to live with them.

    Children need to belong in every way to their new families, who need to understand they will still have some belonging to their bio-families, whether parental rights are terminated or not.

    There is one good thing in this story, the state allowed the teen to live with someone she had a relationship with.

    When the state prevents foster children from being placed with people who love them and want them -- and trust me, it happens all over the country, and frequently -- the child loses.

    This health care system is a moral atrocity. Dr. Ralphdog

    by AllisonInSeattle on Mon Jul 05, 2010 at 02:40:47 PM PDT

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