WASHINGTON – During oral arguments that were heated and at times emotional Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court considered whether the Indian Child Welfare Act trumps state law in a contested adoption.
The justices at times talked over each other and the lawyers often raised their voices during arguments in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.
A grandmother was not entitled to visitation with her grandson following the boy’s adoption by non-relatives, West Virginia’s highest court has ruled in answering a certified question submitted by a state trial court.
An infertile wife was not entitled to a presumption of parentage of her husband’s child carried by a surrogate mother, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled.
Published: August 14, 2012
Tags: adoption, birth defects, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, HIPAA
Yesterday, they learned their legal remedies against the birth mother’s doctor were foreclosed by their adoption lawyer’s failure to follow the formalities of HIPAA’s disclosure rules.
An adoptive mother’s former same-sex partner could seek “second parent” status under state law, the California Court of Appeal has ruled in affirming judgment.
When Tyler Block stood before the Nebraska Supreme Court to argue against a district court ruling that barred his client from pursuing custody and visitation rights with the child she had raised with her ex-partner, he struck a blow not only for the gay and lesbian community but for all non-biological parents.
Parents who were told that the child they were adopting had no serious medical problems can sue the hospital where the child was born after they later learned the child had significant neurological problems, the Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled.
Published: October 5, 2011
A man who was convicted of third degree robbery may adopt a child despite being automatically disqualified to do so under state law by his conviction, a New York court has ruled.
The Rhode Island House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill that would allow adults who were adopted to obtain a copy of their original birth certificate.