There is no common-law presumption in favor of preserving a sibling relationship as applied to an adult sibling’s petition for visitation with her minor half-siblings, where the adult sibling was no longer in agency care or custody and the state thus no longer had an interest in her care or control, justifying overriding parents’ opposition to visitation.
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