Judge: Great-Grandmother Not Fit To Raise Child

By: Greg Palmer
By: Greg Palmer

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A Sedgwick County District Court judge's ruling in a fight over a 2-year-old girl has left the girl's future undecided.

Judge Robb Rumsey ruled Monday that the girl's 67-year-old great-grandmother is not fit to adopt the girl, who has been in a Wichita foster home since shortly after she was born.

But Rumsey's ruling also denied a request by the girl's foster parents to adopt the child, although she will stay in their home for now.

The Wichita Eagle reports the Kansas Department of Children and Families will retain custody of the child until an adoptive family is found.

Rumsey said DCF should consider the foster parents, the paternal great-uncle and other family and nonfamily members as possibilities for adoption. The great-uncle has adopted the girl's three older sisters.


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