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Summerville couple brings second foster child home after legal fight

The couple's home did not initially pass a safety inspection because of the size of bedroom windows. (Photo Source: Live 5) The couple's home did not initially pass a safety inspection because of the size of bedroom windows. (Photo Source: Live 5)
Taylor and Ashton Lethco (Photo Source: Live 5) Taylor and Ashton Lethco (Photo Source: Live 5)
SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) -

A young Summerville couple is welcoming a second child into their home Tuesday, after a long battle over foster care regulations.

Ashton Lethco posted on Facebook Tuesday afternoon that they were heading home with the second child. 

“We had a meeting yesterday supervised by higher level DSS employees, and they agreed to move (the child)," the post read.  

The sibling had been in a group home for months, according to Lethco.

Ashton and Taylor Lethco paid to install new windows in their five bedroom home in order to foster a child earlier this year after their home failed an initial inspection because of the size of the bedroom windows. They replaced the windows and were approved to bring the child home. 

But they had a long battle ahead to bring that child's sibling into their home, since a second bedroom faced a similar challenge until new regulations went into effect.

Right now, the couple is licensed by the State Fire Marshall’s office to foster several children after safety regulations changed, allowing for inter-connecting smoke detectors in a foster child’s bedroom. 

Lethco had expected to bring the second child into her home as soon as those regulations changed on July 1, but was frustrated by the delays the young couple met.

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