“GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The attorney for a couple whose adopted 3-year-old son is at the center of a legal fight told state Supreme Court justices that the family is the only one he knows.
Attorney Liisa Speaker said that the boy, who is nearly 4, must stay with his adoptive parents. They have the same rights as any biological parents, she said.
“They are his family,” she said.
The court is reviewing an appeals court finding that birth father Peter Kruithoff’s parental rights were wrongly terminated – potentially giving him a chance at obtaining custody.”
You can read more at the link above. Father’s matter, in the title of the article they call him a Birth Father, he’s not, he’s the child’s father, he was also married to the child’s mother. How have we not got to the place where adoption at least tries to be a wee bit ethical? How is a generic non-descript newspaper notice Catholic Charities put in acceptable, it isn’t, they knew his name, especially when he had already claimed the baby and sought custody: “Kruithoff, however, had sought custody in Ottawa County Circuit Court as part of a divorce proceeding that he filed a day before the child’s birth. The judge there ordered DNA testing for “Baby Boy Doe” and prohibited the child’s permanent placement or adoption.”
Safe Haven is an terrible addition to adoption, it’s ripe for this scenario to happen over and over.