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We are new foster parents. We have had 2 children in our home for 7 months in 2012. DHS told us to claim the children because we provided all financial care and they were in our home for more than 6 months + 1 day. So we did. The boyfriend of the birth mom also claimed them. What will happen with our federal/state filings?

The father was wrong - he did not have the legal right

But you will likely have problems when you file

I would still file and include a letter that explains the situation.   

If you live in a big city, you can even go to a local IRS office to file the return

Be diligent and stick to your guns

Good luck!

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