Foster parents can fully participate in court hearings, state Supreme Court rules

Foster parents are allowed to fully participate in court hearings about whether to terminate biological parents' rights, the Colorado Supreme Court has ruled. The ruling comes out of a case involving a young boy in Montezuma County, who went into foster care after suffering repeated abuse while in the care of his parents. One lawyer called it "one of the most egregious cases I've ever seen."
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