Tuesday, May 23, 2006
A Florida judge ruled Monday that a boy who spent the first 3½ years of his life with a Florida couple should permanently live with his biological father in Maine. The boy had been raised since he was a newborn by a couple in Florida who had never completed the adoption process. In January 2005, the boy was placed with his biological mother and stepfather. Seven months ago, the boy was placed with his biological father, after allegations of abuse by his stepfather, with this most recent opinion affirming that custody decision.
For a series of articles on the ongoing dispute, including video footage, see Jacksonville, Florida News 4 reports (last visited May 23, 2006 bgf).