D.C. Appeals Court Faces Challenge in Adoption Case

Ruling raises questions over how judges determine children's best interests.

, The National Law Journal


A decision this summer by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in an adoption case has put two young children in limbo and raised questions about how judges decide what's in a child's best interest in a fight over custody.

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  • Cyndi

    The Courts must realize that time is of the essence. The 2 children having been separated once from their parents and potentially again from the foster parent is far too much for any child to bear. I think, if it aint' broke don't fix it. I do think the children should stay with the foster parents while developing some relationship with the aunt and later making the determination is a wise move.

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