The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that foster parents lack standing to initiate adoption proceedings absent consent from a child welfare agency.
Chester County Children & Youth Services v. Cunningham, 656 A.2d 1346 (Pa. 1995).
Thomas B. Anderson,
Family Law - Adoption - Foster Parent Standing in Adoption Proceedings,
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