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New law requires fingerprints for all adoptions and foster care providers

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WILLMAR -- A new state law requires pre-adoptive parents -- even stepparents who want to adopt a spouse's child -- to be fingerprinted and undergo a national FBI background check.


The legislation, which was approved this spring, also applies to individuals who are seeking a license to be foster parents.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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