Jun 7, 2012 8:06 AM by Summer Yu

CO Supreme Court hears two foster care cases

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Supreme Court is hearing arguments in two cases involving foster parent rights.

Arguments in the cases to be heard Thursday morning deal with whether foster parents have a right to continue their parenting relationship with foster children, and whether they have a right to present arguments in court.

One case involves a 3-year-old child being removed from a foster home following unsubstantiated allegations of "eccentric or unusual behavior" on the part of a foster parent. The advocacy group the Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center argues that policies need to be structured to ensure that children have permanent homes in order to thrive.

Another case involves an instance where a court overturned a ruling because foster parents improperly cross-examined witnesses.

Both cases happened in 2010.


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