What Is a Guardian Ad Litem?

What Is a Guardian Ad Litem? What is their role in adoption and in foster care? 

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    A Guardian ad Litem is an representative appointed to act in the best interest of a child. They are there to make decisions based on what is best for the child. They are not their legal guardian and have no rights to the child other than to make a recommendation based on what is best for the child. Usually they are appointed by the courts to step in when decisions needs to be pertaining to what is in the best interest of the minor child. A lot of times they are used in foster care adoption because they will act as the liaison for what is best for the minor child.
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