Minnesota Supreme Court issues ruling in controversial foster care adoption case.

On March 28 the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported the end to a foster care – adoption custody battle that lasted two years and spanned two states.

Two little girls with special needs were placed in foster care with a couple named Steven and Liv Grosser. Parental rights were terminated and the couple agreed to adopt the sisters.

Unexpectedly the girls’ birth grandparents in another state intervened. The county decided against moving the girls to their grandparents and the adoption with the Grosser’s was finalized.

The grandparents appealed however the Minnesota Supreme Court’s ruling stated, “although relatives should be considered first when they request to adopt children, it doesn’t necessarily mean they should be given preference when it comes to determining the best interests of a child.”

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