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Custody dispute ends, great-uncle adopts toddler

A custody battle involving the foster parents and extended biological relatives of a 2 1/2-year-old girl has ended, and her great-uncle will adopt her, The Wichita Eagle reported on July 13.

Sedgwick County juvenile court Judge Robb Rumsey ruled in January that the toddler could not live with her great-grandmother in South Carolina as an adopted daughter because of her limited finances and her age. Despite her foster parents seeking custody, it was favored in court that the girl should live with her great-uncle and older sisters in North Carolina. The great-uncle adopted the little girl’s three older sisters in July 2013 after a home study and the approval of Kansas and North Carolina officials.

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