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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Adoption – Native American Child – ICWA (access required)

Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl Where the respondent-father both (1) acknowledged his paternity through the pursuit of court proceedings as soon as he realized the baby girl had been put up for adoption and (2) established his paternity through DNA testing, the unwed father is a “parent” as defined by the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).

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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Adoption — Termination of Parental Rights – Civil Practice – Jurisdiction – Georgia Custody Action – PKPA & UCCJEA (access required)

Anthony H. v. Matthew G. Where Georgia still has exclusive, continuing jurisdiction under the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA) and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), the family court lacked jurisdiction to hear this action to terminate the father’s parental rights so the child’s step-father could adopt her.

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Domestic Relations – Adoption – Foster Children – Five Siblings – Youngest’s Adoption – Standing – Consent (access required)

Youngblood v. South Carolina Department of Social Services Where petitioners administratively challenged their foster child’s removal from their home and asked to adopt the child before the Department of Social Services found a home willing to adopt all five siblings, DSS’s denial of consent to adopt gives petitioners standing to petition the family court for the child’s adoption.

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Domestic Relations – Adoption – Foster Children – Five Siblings – Youngest’s Adoption – Standing – Consent (access required)

Youngblood v. South Carolina Department of Social Services Where petitioners administratively challenged their foster child’s removal from their home and asked to adopt the child before the Department of Social Services found a home willing to adopt all five siblings, DSS’s denial of consent to adopt gives petitioners standing to petition the family court for the child’s adoption.

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