Update in the Salt Lake Tribune – USC has placed a temporary hold on the judge’s order…

15 Jan

Utah Court puts temporary hold on returning girl to dad

The Utah Supreme Court on Tuesday put a temporary hold on a trial court judge’s order giving a married father custody of his daughter, who was placed for adoption at birth without the father’s consent or knowledge.

Terry Achane, an Army drill sergeant stationed at Fort Jackson in South Carolina, was waiting in Dallas to board a plane bound for Utah, when he got the news. A hearing set for Wednesday in Provo’s 4th District Court, during which Achane expected to get custody of Teleah, his 2-year-old daughter, was canceled.


The high court said the provisional stay on the petition for emergency relief filed by the adoptive parents would give it “the time necessary to adjudicate the request for emergency relief,” but did not indicate how long that might take.

“It could be a day or two, it could be a week,” Wiser said.

I am so stunned that the only words I have, are ones that are so not nice…all I can say is it better be top of the agenda at the USC…go read the whole article.  While you are at it, read this article that details other prospective adoptive parents dealing with the same agency…Utah adoption agency accused of leaving trail of broken dreams, emptied wallets

Previous posts below…

Utah adoption saga: New questions as fight continues

The Salt Lake Tribune has learned the Utah adoption agency that arranged for a married father’s child to be given up at birth is under scrutiny by state licensing officials and the adoptive parents have acted on their pledge to try to block the toddler’s return to her dad.

Ken Stettler, licensing director for the Utah Department of Health and Human Services, told the Tribune that the Adoption Center of Choice has operated under a corrective action plan since September, when its license was extended but not renewed. The action was taken because of documentation deficiencies in some case files, Stettler said.

Important read – more about the agency, licensing, the timeline, the appeal, the different names the agency has done business under, requirements of advertising fees paid to another company…  Very interesting…

It also includes details about helping “either” family…

Father is ready to turn page on Utah adoption horror story

A 4th District Court judge says he is “astonished and deeply troubled” by a Utah adoption agency’s deliberate move to circumvent the rights of a married man whose daughter was adopted at birth without his knowledge.

The Provo judge, while noting the birth mother had deceived her husband, the adoption agency and the prospective parents, has given the adoptive couple 60 days to give the child back.

In a 48-page ruling, Judge Darold McDade said the Adoption Center of Choice’s policy of refusing to disclose any information to Terry Achane once he learned what had happened to his baby is “utterly indefensible.”

Go read the whole story – so wrong – no words…


Posted by on January 15, 2013 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child, Ethics


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6 responses to “Update in the Salt Lake Tribune – USC has placed a temporary hold on the judge’s order…

  1. Kellie

    January 16, 2013 at 2:02 am

    I cannot imagine that they will reverse the order. It would be so wrong. I will be praying for that man and his daughter.


  2. Heather

    January 16, 2013 at 10:12 am

    This is insane. How can these people continue to be rewarded for kidnapping. My heartbreaks for Terry.


  3. Valentine Logar

    January 16, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    There is nothing polite to say about this, I will say nothing at all.


  4. shadowtheadoptee

    January 16, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Ditto to the above.


  5. cb

    January 17, 2013 at 2:20 am




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