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What are the rights of Godparents if the state takes custody of children?


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2005-06-24 19:32:07
2005-06-24 19:32:07

The courts prefer the child be placed with a member of the family if they are fit to look after this child. However, as Godparents you do have rights to fight this and if you have spent a great deal of time with this child and the 3 of you have bonded I'd go for it and fight it in court! Good luck! Marcy

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