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March 29, 2006
Foster Parents Given Custody Over Relatives Objection
In an ongoing custody battle between relatives and the foster parents caring for a 4-year-old boy, Florida's 5th District Court of Appeals awarded custody to the foster parents on Monday. The child's cousin and her husband have been seeking to adopt the boy for more than 2 1/2 years. The case has generated wide-spread debate on whether the state's policy to favor blood relatives over foster parents helps or hurts children. Source: WFTV.com. For the complete story, please click here (last visited March 29, 2006, reo).
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