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Braam v. DSHS

This case was originally brought by 13 current and former foster children seeking damages for injuries they suffered as a result of the state’s practice of shuttling them from one foster care placement to another. The case was then expanded to include a class of foster children moved to three or more placements while in the state’s custody. The class sought relief under provisions of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act, the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, and various state statutes and regulations.

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