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Adoptive Parents Ordered to Surrender 3-Year-Old to Biological Father

In what may turn out to be a nightmare-come-true for adoptive parents, an Indiana couple risks losing their son today to the child's biological father in Ohio, after fighting to adopt the boy for nearly three years. The couple, Jason and...In what may be turn out to be a nightmare come true for adoptive parents, an Indiana couple risks losing their son today to the child's biological father in Ohio, after fighting to adopt the boy for nearly three years.

Absence of Biological Father is Linked to Early Puberty, Study Says

Girls who don't live with their biological fathers are more likely to hit puberty at an early age -- but only in households with higher incomes, a new study says. The findings are based on three annual surveys of 444 girls between the ages of 6...Girls who don't live with their biological fathers are more likely to hit puberty at an early age -- but only in households with higher incomes, a new study says.

Paternity Suit Sparks Debate About Rights of Fathers

When Mark Webb found out that his daughter wasn't actually his -- biologically, that is -- he didn't just get mad. He decided to get even and sue for paternity fraud. Desperate situations call for desperate measures, and in this case, desperate...

6-year-old twins weren't his: should "dad" still pay child support?

There had always been rumors, but Dylan Davis chose to believe his wife when she told him that the couple's children were his. After the two divorced, Davis took a DNA test that proved he wasn't the father, but he was still required to pay $1,045 a...

Getting a perspective on what other parties in the adoption process are thinking

I ran across this piece the other day written by an attorney who assumes the roles of all the respective parties in an adoption--the child, the birthmother, the biological father, and the adoptive parent. She writes a couple of paragraphs in each of...

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