Can i sue dcf for rape from a foster parent?
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Lots of facts missing with which to make an assessment, and I agree this is best handled by speaking with a lawyer in detail.
Your question doesn't indicate whether you were the victim of the abuse or rape. it doesn't mention who the perpetrator is with any degree of proof. That you were in foster care at that age speaks to problems with the birth parents - could the abuse have happened during that time and not the foster care time? The would need to be proof that DCF did something wrong here - could be that it got you out of a bad situation as would be its job, got you into foster care and then into adoption. As mentioned, you may have issues with the statute of limitations - both as to a civil suit or seeking any criminal prosecution. All can be assessed with a more detailed discussion of the facts.
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How old are you now? Do you any idea who the individual was that assaulted or raped you? Do you know if, in fact, you were either assaulted or raped? Do you have any evidence that DCF knew about the abuse and/or rape or do you have any facts that would show they should have known?
I do not know the law in the State this happened in but most States have a Statute of Limitations that kicks in at 18 (or the age of majority) so it is important to know if you even have a case at this stage in life.
Talk to a lawyer and see what they think.