D.C. Appeals Court Faces Challenge in Adoption Case
Ruling raises questions over how judges determine children's best interests.
Adam Pertman, executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute of New York, said courts "are all over the lot" in how they handle contested adoptions. What is clear, he said, is the cases were taking too long. "We need to act more expeditiously," he said, "because the slow process, for whatever reasons it takes place, is in and of itself detrimental."
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