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Bronx foster mom Melba Haynes 'too old' to adopt kids

Two little girls will have to stay in the foster care system because the woman who wanted to adopt them is “too old.”

Melba Haynes, a 72-year-old Bronx foster mom, says that’s the reason she was given by the judge who denied her bid to adopt the sisters, who are 4 and 2 years old and who have been living with Haynes since they were babies. Bronx Family Court Judge Carol Sherman ruled earlier this month that the girls be transferred to another home within two weeks, Haynes said.

“The judge said I’m too old to have small kids in my home,” the discarded — and disappointed — foster mom said, adding that Sherman told her that “Nobody lives until they’re 100.”

Read more: This is a link to www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/bronx-foster-mom-old-adopt-kids-article-1.1406300#ixzz2ZrxWsN85

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