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My nephew was taken from mother, he was hospitalized, and died. Does the state make the decisions concerning responsibilty, burial, who is in charge of child. Can the state opt for burial, or cremation. Really needing answers. Thanks

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Wichita,Kansas

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He was removed fom mother, and became a ward of the state

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If the mother's rights were terminated by the court, not just the child was removed from her custody, then the state would make decisions regarding burial of the remains. If her rights were not terminated and the child was simply removed for care and safety, then she can file a claim with the state to recover the body for disposition as she decides.

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