A Massachusetts foster family can move forward with a lawsuit against the Department of Children and Families that claims the agency placed a child with a history of committing sexual abuse in their home without sharing his background.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled Thursday to allow the case to move ahead, the Boston Globe reported. The family alleges in the lawsuit that the 12-year-old foster child sexually assaulted their young daughter.
The decision could have widespread repercussions for the agency, including potentially pushing it to disclose more about the children they are placing with foster families, advocates and attorneys said.
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