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State Supreme Court rules against grandparents, says foster parents may adopt

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Foster parents may adopt children even when those children have biological relatives who also want to adopt them, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled.

As summarized on MPR's News Cut blog

A sharply divided Minnesota Supreme Court today ruled that two young African American girls, born to apparent drug addicts, can be adopted by their white foster parents rather than their grandparents, despite a state law that appears to favor adoption by family members over others.