I'm not arguing at all. This story has evolved from the original "biomom who had never parented was allowed to arrange a private adoption of a toddler who had been in care for two years, after the child had been home for three weeks and she decided she was not capable of parenting," to which I said WOW. Now we've gotten to "CPS worker takes endangered child back into custody and obtains guardianship, and then finds a way to involve biomom in the process of placing her child, thus making up in some tiny measure for the fact that she allowed the child to live in an abusive foster home for two years." It's still a pretty WOW story, but I completely agree with you that the WOW part is not the part where your relative wound up looking at prescreened parent profiles and meeting with potential adoptive parents.
I'm so sorry for your relative and her child. I hope the abusive foster father is being prosecuted.