Feds: State Wrongly Took Mom's Child 2 Days After Birth

By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press

She was 19, a brand-new mother with a developmental disability. Two days after giving birth to her daughter, the state took the infant away and placed her in foster care.

Massachusetts child welfare officials contend the young woman couldn't properly care for a newborn and insist they acted in the child's best interests. But the federal government disagrees: It says ... (read more)

Posted on February 11, 2015 .