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Subject: Grandmother Adoption Controversy Continues
From: ospam (LilMtnCbn)
Date: 6/26/2003 1:04 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Grandmother Adoption Controversy Continues
LAST UPDATE: 6/25/2003 9:59:30 PM
Posted By: Carly Miller
Ferline Mass says the state won't let her care for her own grandchildren. Now,
the foster family caring for the kids say they're being targeted too.
The foster famiy says they're being punished because they side with Ferline
Karen Taylor is the foster parent to Mass's three grandchildren, all girls
under the age of 5. But she may not be their foster parent for long.
"It's stemming from me having the best interest of the children at heart. I
start asking questions and it seems I shouldn't have been asking questions,"
Taylor claims the children's shelter is retaliating against her because she
asked that her foster kids be able to visit their grandmother.
"I said my kids, my children, especially the oldest, keeps asking why can't she
see her grandmother, so I brought it up in court and they weren't happy with me
for saying that," said Taylor.
Taylor says the shelter revoked her foster care license after she allowed one
of the children to talk to their grandmother on the phone.
The children's shelter admits it is trying to take the children away from
But the children's shelter won't say why it doesn't want the kids to have
contact with their grandmother.
Now a judge is stepping in, ordering the children to stay right where they are,
with the foster family, until all sides can work this out, for the good of the
The children's grandmother goes to court on Thursday to try to adopt the
Keep it tuned to News 4 WOAI for the very latest.
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