Wife gave baby up for adoption without permission of husband... who should raise the baby now?

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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:16:09 PM

What I read on the AP website is that he never sent gifts or cards or called to check on the childs health and well being all this time..it was always just the lawsuit. If that is true that does not sit well with me. He should have tried to be involved all this time. Dont know if that is true or not.

I really doubt his lawyer would have advised him to contact them directly. They sound, to me, like they are just trying to justify their abhorrent actions.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:16:24 PM
Wow! What an awful situation!!! The father should receive custody of the child. And I find it deplorable that the adoptive parents fought him on this. And that it has taken this long to resolve!


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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:19:26 PM
The child belongs with her father.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:19:44 PM

Amazingly, within minutes of our completed home study arriving at the agency, which finalized our application, Tira was hand-delivered our profile.
And how about this, adoptive mommies?? Within MINUTES??!!

yeah, right. there's something fishy going on. follow the money...

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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:21:01 PM

What I read on the AP website is that he never sent gifts or cards or called to check on the childs health and well being all this time..it was always just the lawsuit.
It is entirely possible that on advice of his lawyer he was keeping things in the courts to ensure he didn't get accused of stalking, or attempted kidnapping or anything of the sort.

The adoptive parents seem like the kind of people who would take anything and try to twist it to suit their case.





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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:22:19 PM
How awful. I feel great compassion for the adoptive parents, but I do believe that the biological father has a right to care for his daughter if it has been proven that the baby was given up without his knowledge and permission.

How awful for everyone involved (except the birth mother).

Is what the mother did criminal? She should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law if so. She has wrecked the little girl she gave birth to and hurt so many people with her actions.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:23:52 PM
Yes he never sent gifts or cards c/o of his child's kidnappers?

If I grabbed your child and refused to return him or her until such time had elapsed that the child had bonded with me, does "finders keepers" still apply? What about if you never called or wrote to tell me what a great job I was doing and how much you appreciated me keeping your child?



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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:25:18 PM
The father should get custody.

The adoption was not done legally.



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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:28:03 PM
I read the adoptive parents' blog and I am seething with anger. Unbelievable. These people are disgusting, and quite frankly there is something wrong with them. I am completely appalled. That poor bio dad. The bio mom is a jerk. But the adoptive parents and the adoption agency? DISGUSTING.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:28:16 PM
Also, it says on that video of the news story that the baby was "legally" adopted, but clearly the father never signed the adoption papers. I am no expert on the legalities of adoption, but surely if the father has not signed the papers the adoption is not legal. And if that is the case, this adoption has NEVER been legal.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:31:31 PM
I think Utah adoption laws need to be overhauled. Ridiculously. I get that they have a very socially conservative culture in the state but there are too many stories just like this one. Too many fathers and children suffering because of the ridiculous laws. I wish the Supreme Court would find them unconstitutional so other families don't have to endure this ever again.





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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:32:04 PM
Here is another father that is dealing with a similar thing. It seems Utah really has some underhanded adoption laws.

http://www.babyemmawyatt.com/OurStory.html



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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:33:14 PM
There is something seriously wrong with the Utah adoption process. I was doing a bit of reading after a comment on the adoptive parent's blog about theIR struggle being worse as the baby's parents were married.

I stumbled on poor John Wyatt. He's going on 3 years now of trying to obtain custody of his daughter. He filed in Virginia court when the baby was 7 DAYS OLD!!!! FYI the baby was born in Virginia and taken to Utah when she was 3 days old for adoption there. Before the adoptive parents had even filed in Utah, he had filed for custody, but that didn't stop the Utah judge from giving the adoptive parents temporary custody, and they've been able to drag out the legal battle for 3 YEARS!!!!

An investigative report was put together on how Utah adoption agencies were actively working to keep birth father's in the dark and prompting birth mothers are on how to claim they didn't receive any support (apparently if you're an UNMARRIED birth father, you have to show active support of the mother to prevent your birth rights from being terminated).



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ETA it looks like scrappower found the same story. It truly sound like Achane is lucky he was married to the mother or he would be seriously SOL.

I welcome a Utah pea or someone more familiar with Utah's laws weighing in - I don't want to jump to conclusions, but I'm really disturbed by what I'm reading.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:33:22 PM

The fact that they present a husband being transferred in the military as leaving his wife "her husband left her without any money, a car, or details of his whereabouts." just is beyond the pale. The biological mother knew exactly where her husband was. He was paying the mortgage and utilities and had his family on his insurance.



The insurance is through the military and the mortgage can be an automatic payment, I'm sure he didn't want to lose the house or ruin his credit. Neither is proof that he didn't abandon her or leave her penniless.

As far as the adoptive family, they have 4 other kids, I don't understand why they would need this 5th child and fight it so long unless they have info about the father that is not released to the public. One thing I read is that they said the father had never come to see the child, although now there is a photo of his holding the baby. I am shocked it has taken so long for his to get this ruling. I'm sure the bio mother is going to want her baby back now.

ETA I found their blog and they have FIVE kids plus this girl! They adopted her to "provide James (their other black adopted child) with a close, similar sibling".




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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:37:21 PM
OMG, they already have 4 children and are trying to take away this man's only baby, that he has always wanted?? I keep getting more and more livid.




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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:37:40 PM

Also, it says on that video of the news story that the baby was "legally" adopted, but clearly the father never signed the adoption papers. I am no expert on the legalities of adoption, but surely if the father has not signed the papers the adoption is not legal. And if that is the case, this adoption has NEVER been legal.


Utah law allows for adoptions without the father's signature. All the mother has to do is mention the state of Utah in passing conversation and that is considered consent from the father. It is ridiculous. But the state attorney (who was lds) did not think there was any problem with the law and has no intent of changing it.





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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:37:40 PM

Also, it says on that video of the news story that the baby was "legally" adopted, but clearly the father never signed the adoption papers. I am no expert on the legalities of adoption, but surely if the father has not signed the papers the adoption is not legal. And if that is the case, this adoption has NEVER been legal.


Utah law allows for adoptions without the father's signature. All the mother has to do is mention the state of Utah in passing conversation and that is considered consent from the father. It is ridiculous. But the state attorney (who was lds) did not think there was any problem with the law and has no intent of changing it.





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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:41:35 PM
Oh those people need to give that baby back right now.

I'm thinking that adoption agency needs to be shut down, and the judge that originally okayed the adoption without all parties consent should probably be removed from the bench. What a horrible situation for everyone.



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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:42:07 PM
THEY HAVE FIVE OTHER CHILDREN. Assholes. I hope you backtrack and find and read this, you Godless, disgusting people. How dare you. Any pain this child endures is YOUR FAULT.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:44:14 PM

Also, it says on that video of the news story that the baby was "legally" adopted, but clearly the father never signed the adoption papers. I am no expert on the legalities of adoption, but surely if the father has not signed the papers the adoption is not legal. And if that is the case, this adoption has NEVER been legal.


Utah law allows for adoptions without the father's signature. All the mother has to do is mention the state of Utah in passing conversation and that is considered consent from the father. It is ridiculous. But the state attorney (who was lds) did not think there was any problem with the law and has no intent of changing it.


Thanks for the info. Seems like Utah's adoption laws DO need some changing. And FTR, I live in Utah.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:48:44 PM
Wow, how terrible...ridiculous that the father doesn't have his baby back already. Utah laws need a major make-over.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:49:22 PM
Just because you can do something doesn't mean that you should is the quote that comes to mind.

Is it his baby? Yes, biologically it is his daughter.

I don't believe it is in her best interest to be taken from the family she has been raised with.

His right.....sure. But sometimes we lay down our rights for what is in the best interest of others.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:53:25 PM
Let's call this what it is and what everyone else is pussyfooting around. It's an LDS family that thinks because they are white and Mormon, they will give the child a better life than her less-advantaged black father. And there's some question on if the state of Utah has set the laws up to facilitate beliefs and actions like that. Based on some comments here, apparently this is not a wholly uncommon occurrance and belief.

Am I off?

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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:56:23 PM
The adoptive parents should have returned the child as *soon* as they knew the father wanted her. All they've done is prolong the child's suffering. Their actions were selfish beyond the pale - and yes, I know what it is to want a child and not have one. After 8yrs of trying to conceive, we too adopted - but we made sure all parties were in agreement before taking custody of the baby.

The birthmother, OTOH, should be jailed for lying to both the adoptive parents and the birthfather. The agency involved should be sanctioned until they are out of business. Both parties disgust me.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:57:06 PM

I think Utah adoption laws need to be overhauled. Ridiculously. I get that they have a very socially conservative culture in the state but there are too many stories just like this one. Too many fathers and children suffering because of the ridiculous laws. I wish the Supreme Court would find them unconstitutional so other families don't have to endure this ever again.


I so agree! I know of many families who have adopted children of another race. Very few of the birth mothers were from Utah. I have seen so many positive outcomes. I personally only know of one instance where a child was given back to her father. It was a sibling group adoption and the child was not newborn. The father was in prison and was not informed of what happened to his daughter.

I have zero sympathy for this family. Mapchic, I know you have expressed your disgust with the LDS church in the past so please don't think because the way they speak about what God wants on their blog is going to make the rest of the LDS members nod their heads in agreement.

I have to admit I'm a bit bothered by the comments about they have enough kids, why would they need more. If it is done LEGALLY, and they have the means to raise a big family it's none of my business.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:57:49 PM
The father deserves the baby back. What breaks my heart is she has bonded with this other family. I hope he will allow them to see her at times though it is doubtful. Not for the other family's benefit but for the daughters. I think the adoptive family was kind of cruel to stretch it out this long. If they really had her best interest at heart they would have known she needed that bonding time with her father. All around it is sad. I am sad for the adoptive family but I feel they didn't do the right thing when they found out about the situation. Also the adoption agency is EXTREMELY negligent.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:58:07 PM

Let's call this what it is and what everyone else is pussyfooting around. It's an LDS family that thinks because they are white and Mormon, they will give the child a better life than her less-advantaged black father. And there's some question on if the state of Utah has set the laws up to facilitate beliefs and actions like that. Based on some comments here, apparently this is not a wholly uncommon occurrance and belief.



As someone who is LDS, I would have to say that it seems to be where this family is coming from. They seem to believe that God has blessed them with this child. But I would say that they are wrong. They are being selfish to keep this child from her father who loves her, and God is not selfish. God would not condone essentially kidnapping a child from a loving father just because they think they can "raise her better." That kind of justification is plainly and simply wrong. The adoption agency acted immorally. How can they believe that a child that they obtained wrongfully be "from God?" God does not work immorally.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:58:23 PM

Let's call this what it is and what everyone else is pussyfooting around. It's an LDS family that thinks because they are white and Mormon, they will give the child a better life than her less-advantaged black father. And there's some question on if the state of Utah has set the laws up to facilitate beliefs and actions like that. Based on some comments here, apparently this is not a wholly uncommon occurrance and belief.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:00:20 PM

Is it his baby? Yes, biologically it is his daughter.

I don't believe it is in her best interest to be taken from the family she has been raised with.

His right.....sure. But sometimes we lay down our rights for what is in the best interest of others.

Are you for real?

So if someone stole your child from the hospital right after birth and kept him for two years, you would lay down your rights for the "best interests" of your child? Really?

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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:00:31 PM

I don't believe it is in her best interest to be taken from the family she has been raised with.

His right.....sure. But sometimes we lay down our rights for what is in the best interest of others.



It's in the best interest of the child to be raised by her father!


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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:00:46 PM

Just because you can do something doesn't mean that you should is the quote that comes to mind.

Is it his baby? Yes, biologically it is his daughter.

I don't believe it is in her best interest to be taken from the family she has been raised with.

His right.....sure. But sometimes we lay down our rights for what is in the best interest of others.
So, if someone steals your newborn from the hospital and then keeps it for 21 months... they should get to keep it forever?

These adoptive parents KNEW that the father did not consent to the adoption. They knew from very early on that the father was fighting for custody. How is it in the best interest of the child to leave it with her kidnappers?




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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:02:45 PM

How is it in the best interest of the child to leave it with her kidnappers?


I have to agree with this. Based on their actions, I would have to question their morals and ethics...which leads me to believe that the child is definitely not better off being raised by them.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:03:57 PM
Thanks for the insight, Nightowl scrapper. That makes sense.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:04:31 PM
at that video linked by Darcy and Scrappower!

They actually pay these mothers cash so they won't have to ask the father for support during the pregnancy since financial support helps a father establish his rights to the child. That smacks of "buying" these children for the adoptive parents.

I can't believe they are so brazen in their attempts to "set up" a situation so the mother can give the baby up without the father's consent by telling her what to say in the application. And in the Wyatt case that was linked earlier, the Utah agency told the mother to mention giving birth in Utah since the knowledge that she "might" give birth there triggers the requirement of registering as a putative father and starts the 20 day time period in which he must do so.



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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:05:58 PM

Mapchic, I know you have expressed your disgust with the LDS church in the past
You don't know that because I have not done so. Because I don't hold any disgust with the LDS church. Please do not misrepresent my position like that.

Nothing I have read has specified if these adoptive parents are LDS. Just because they live in Utah doesn't make that an automatic assumption. Only 58% of Utah is LDS... they could be a different religion.

Regardless of denomination I find the fact that they are cloaking their selfishness with claims of it being the will of God disturbing.





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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:06:25 PM

One of my children had a birthfather who was living with another woman, and courting the birthmom. Birthmom did not know she was the 'other woman'. Other woman did not know about birthmom (as far as we know). When birthmom told birthdad "I'm placing the baby for adoption" he said "fine, leave me out of it". She told him he needed to sign papers. He refused.



I'm curious, was the birthfather married to the mother? I think what complicates this situation is that they were married, so the father does automatically have legal rights to his child.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:07:34 PM

Let's call this what it is and what everyone else is pussyfooting around. It's an LDS family that thinks because they are white and Mormon, they will give the child a better life than her less-advantaged black father. And there's some question on if the state of Utah has set the laws up to facilitate beliefs and actions like that. Based on some comments here, apparently this is not a wholly uncommon occurrance and belief.

Am I off?


Because they are White and Mormon? No. I am not active in the LDS church, but this is false. They adopt because they believe we are all God's children. Families of mixed race, adopted or not are allowed to be sealed in the temple for time and all eternity.

In the past, yes the LDS church was indeed racist. Brigham Young taught that black and white people should not mix and their children should be killed. It is NO LONGER TAUGHT like so many other things that once were doctrine.

Isn't it true in most adoption situations the birth family, regardless of color or religion feel that they will be providing the child a better life? Is it not usually the birth mothers reasoning as well. She wants to give her child a better life.

I agree Utah laws need to change, but to insinuate white Mormons think they are superior is just plain rude.

There is a pea on here who live in Utah and has adopted 4 children that I believe are all of mixed race. I really hope she isn't reading the board today.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:08:31 PM

Is it his baby? Yes, biologically it is his daughter.

I don't believe it is in her best interest to be taken from the family she has been raised with.

His right.....sure. But sometimes we lay down our rights for what is in the best interest of others.
I'm wondering though how this will impact this child as an adult if he decides to go and look for her birth family and finds that he tried to get her back an her 'family' kept her in a questionable adoption. I dont know about anyone else, but I think that would do a pretty big number on me.




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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:10:16 PM
Kidnapping? Yeah, I must have missed something. I thought it was a legal adoption.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:12:07 PM

Kidnapping? Yeah, I must have missed something. I thought it was a legal adoption.


It's only legal if both birthparents consent - or diligent attempts to find the birthfather take place.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:15:11 PM
I really don't understand how this adoption agency can be in business with the policies they have in place.


Soon after learning his daughter had been taken to Utah, Achane began reaching out to the Adoption Center of Choice, who refused to give any information.

In the Frei's adoption petition the couple acknowledged Achane was married to Bland and that he had never consented to the adoption. Court documents reveal they had asked his parental rights be severed because the U.S. military member "abandoned the natural mother during her pregnancy."

A representative for the Adoption Center of Choice testified that it was "standard practice" to not provide any information when a father of a prospective adoptive child called the agency.

source emphasis mine... just to point out WTF??!?!?!?




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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:15:32 PM

Kidnapping? Yeah, I must have missed something. I thought it was a legal adoption.


It's only legal if both birthparents consent - or diligent attempts to find the birthfather take place.


NOT IN UTAH! The only reason that the bio father is getting this kid back is because he was married to the mother at the time of birth. If the bio parents were not married, the child would remain with the adoptive parents. Utah adoption laws are deplorable





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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:16:06 PM
Also wanted to add that although I feel that this particular family (who probably are LDS based on the language they use on their blog) feels as though they are superior and will provide a superior home, that doesn't mean it is BECAUSE they are LDS or because "the LDS church thinks that way." It is because they are trying to use God to justify their immoral actions.

I'm sure if they were not LDS this particular family would find another means of justifying their actions.

The LDS church ranks families as very important, and although they promote family togetherness they do not discourage single parents. The church would certainly not condone this.


-Rachelle


*Mommy to Adam, born October 2010, and Tommy, July 2012*



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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:18:42 PM

I have to admit I'm a bit bothered by the comments about they have enough kids, why would they need more. If it is done LEGALLY, and they have the means to raise a big family it's none of my business.


I mentioned that they have 4 kids. And I don't care if they have 4 or 44. What I meant by my comment is that it's not an act by desperate parents who could never have a child of their own and struggled to have a baby or to adopt a baby and blah blah blah. If that was the situation I could sort of see how this all came out of sheer desperation to have a baby. But these sick people had their own kids, adopted another kid, and now are trying to prevent a loving father from being with his daughter just because the crazy woman saw something in a DREAM??? That's selfish and disgusting. There are no excuses, not a drop of sympathy, nothing.

2peafaithful - this isn't Solomon's baby FFS. This is kidnapping pure and simple. How dare you to try and tell me that the baby should stay with sick thieves. If this happened to you you'd be singing a different tune. What a stunning lack of empathy, wow.




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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:21:08 PM

Just because you can do something doesn't mean that you should is the quote that comes to mind.

Is it his baby? Yes, biologically it is his daughter.

I don't believe it is in her best interest to be taken from the family she has been raised with.

His right.....sure. But sometimes we lay down our rights for what is in the best interest of others


No. Just. No. This child does not belong with that family. She never did. She belongs with her father, who apparently has wanted her all along. And you don't know for sure that staying with this particular family is in her best interests over being reunited with her bio father (unless you know all parties personally).

The bio father deserves the opportunity to parent the child that he helped bring into this world. Regardless of what his idiot wife did at the time of her birth.

They should have given her back a long time ago.



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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:21:19 PM
What an awful situation. The bio Dad have every right to have his daughter returned to his.

I think his lawyers have hit the nail right on the head saying :


This is a case of human trafficking," said Mark Wiser. "Children are being bought and sold.


The adoptive parents have treated the Dad with such contempt it's hard to try and understand why they seem to think they have a right to keep the child. They've brought all of the heartbreak they seem to be experiencing on themselves, selfish, selfish,selfish !!! As for the agency, surely they should be shut down.

It's disturbing that there are other cases going on that are similar.



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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:21:56 PM
This child is going to suffer because of the horrible actions by the birthmother and adoptive parents.

The good news is that there is hope for this child. Kids who are that age and are living in foster care do adapt to adoptive families. It takes time and things aren't perfect, but it can and does end up well more times then not.

I am glad the father is getting his daughter back.


~Stacy~


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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:24:04 PM

Even if in the case under discussion the father was not married to the mother, it doesn't automatically mean he doens't have rights, it just means that there is more proof involved.


I agree, it just seems like Utah laws needlessly complicate things.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:25:47 PM
Is the f ther geti g help with fu ds


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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:29:00 PM
I think part of what upsets me so much about this case is all the justification on the adoptive parent's side and bringing God into it. God loves all of his children equally- he does not love this adoptive family more than the child's father. He does not want his children to commit fraud in order to adopt children. He wants us to show love and compassion to others. He would want them to show love to the child's biological father, who wants his daughter back. They have shown nothing but disdain. And they say God is on their side. It reeks of blasphemy.


-Rachelle


*Mommy to Adam, born October 2010, and Tommy, July 2012*


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