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22 March 2018

Foster care teens can soon ask to reunite with birth parents 

Teenagers in foster care in Virginia will be able to express their preference on restoring their birth parents’ parental rights under a law that will take effect July 1.The General Assembly passed and Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation allowing foster care children ages 14 and older to tell a judge whether they want their birth parents to regain custody of them.HB 1219 was introduced by Del. David Reid, D-Loudoun, who as a child lived in a foster home and was adopted.“If parents had issues and had to give up their child, the judge asks the guardian ad litem or social worker if the child has expressed a preference,” Reid said.The guardian ad litem is a lawyer appointed to look after the interests of a child or other people unable to represent themselves.

Source: Foster care teens can soon ask to reunite with birth parents | WRIC

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