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  211.177.  Grandparent's right to intervene in action, restrictions, termination. — 1.  A grandparent shall have a right to intervene in any proceeding initiated pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, in which the custody of a grandchild is in issue, unless the juvenile judge decides after considering a motion to intervene by the grandparent that such intervention is against the best interest of the child.

  2.  The right of a grandparent to intervene pursuant to the provisions of this section may terminate upon the adoption of the child except where the child is adopted by a stepparent, another grandparent or other blood relative.

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(L. 1993 S.B. 180 § 1, A.L. 1994 S.B. 657)

(1998) Statute by granting grandparent right to intervene infers a right to appeal.  Long v. Seely, 975 S.W.2d 208 (E.D.Mo.).


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