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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mom Pleads for Public Help in Locating Child at Center of Custody Battle

The battle between former lesbian partners Lisa Miller and Janet Jenkins for custody of a child born to Miller through IVF while the two were involved in an intimate relationship still rages, with Jenkins now publicly pleading for help in locating her former partner and their child:

A woman who is locked in a child custody battle with her former lesbian partner and has renounced homosexuality is facing arrest if she doesn't appear in a Vermont court with the child.

Family Court Judge William Cohen is holding a hearing on Tuesday in the custody battle between Lisa Miller of Forest, Va., and Janet Jenkins, of Fair Haven, Vt.

Miller was ordered to surrender custody of the 7-year-old girl on Jan. 1, but she failed to do so and has since disappeared. Their daughter is now considered a missing person.

Miller and Jenkins got a civil union in Vermont in 2000, had the baby two years later and broke up in 2003, with Miller moving to Virginia, where she renounced homosexuality and became an evangelical Christian.

Read more news coverage here and here or our previous post about the case here.


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