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(Rated 0times)By The Sentinel, April 24, 2006

Last updated: Monday, April 24, 2006 9:43 AM EDT

A Chester County couple took a foster child into their home two years ago and decided they wanted to adopt him.

Instead of allowing the process to move forward, Chester County adoption officials notified the couple that the child, now 3 years old, would be removed from their care, and arrived two days earlier than they said they would come to take the boy out of their custody.

Susan and Randy Borelly had not prepared the child yet. They are the only parents he has ever known. So the parting scene was an emotional one in which the boy cried out, "Mommy, I’m scared."

The child is black, and the foster parents, Susan and Randy Borelly are white. This is important because the Borellys are fighting in court for the return of the boy and they contend that they have been discriminated against because they are white....

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