Colorado court says foster parents have rights

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DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that foster parents have a major role in hearings that can lead to termination of the parental rights of biological parents.

The ruling Monday overturns a decision by the Colorado Court of Appeals that led to restoration of parental rights for the mother of a 2-year-old boy.

According to the Denver Post, a judge ordered the boy be placed in foster care after the Montezuma County Department of Social Services found the child had injuries and there had been domestic violence in the home.

The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that the foster parents exceeded their role in a hearing and restored the mother's rights.

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