This article describes the recent enactment of legislation to give siblings separated by foster care the right to visit and contact each other. The new law allows contact or visitation between siblings, including half siblings, that have been separated by foster care. This includes:

  • Children who are in foster care as a result of voluntary placement by a parent or guardian;
  • Children who are in foster care as a result of a court ruling and “judicial surrender” of parental rights; and
  • A child who is in foster care and whose sibling is not currently in foster care.

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New York

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