Family Law Prof Blog

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

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Complicated custody battle between a child's adoptive parents and birth father

From ABC News:

Braelynn Dalsing is like any 3-year-old growing up in South Carolina. She’s fascinated with backyard chickens, loves the movie “Zootopia” and is attached to her mom and dad at the hip.

But really, Braelynn isn’t like most other girls her age at all. She’s at the center of a complicated custody battle, one that could have implications for adoptive families all over the country.

Braelynn is adopted. In December 2016, her adoptive parents were told that their adoption had been vacated and that, with conditions, the state intended to return their daughter to her biological father.

“It breaks our heart. Braelynn is the one at the middle of this,” Ed Dalsing, Braelynn’s adopted father, told ABC's “Nightline.”

Read more here.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2017/03/complicated-custody-battle-between-a-childs-adoptive-parents-and-birth-father.html

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Comments

Here are the actual case facts per the 3/1/2017 appellate rehearing decision: https://casetext.com/case/sc-dept-of-soc-servs-v-smith-2

Posted by: LSHaake | Mar 11, 2017 5:24:00 PM

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