In a split decision, a New York appeals court has affirmed a lower court ruling in an adoption case.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Adoptees can soon obtain a certified birth certificate under a new law passed by the Democratic-controlled Legislature. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the law Thursday. The law is set to take effect Jan. 15. Under the current law, adoptees must go before a judge to request access to their birth certificate. […]
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal court says New York officials weren’t infringing on a Christian adoption agency’s religious freedom by requiring it to serve same-sex couples. A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Albany in December sought to stop the state Office of Children and Family Services from shutting down New Hope Family […]
Appellate Division, Fourth Department Adoption Right to Consent — Abandonment Matter of Angelina K. and Amiya K. CAF 12-00393 Appealed from Family Court, Onondaga County Background: The respondent biological father appealed from an order determining that he abandoned his children and that his consent to the adoption was not required. Ruling: The Appellate Division affirmed. […]
Appellate Division, Fourth Department Adoption Child’s Consent In the Matter of Lavalle W. and Lavar W. CAF 11-00372 Appealed from Family Court, Erie County Background: The attorney for the child appealed from the determination it would be in the best interests of the children to continue the permanency goal of placement for adoption. At the […]
Appellate Division, Fourth Department Adoption Permanency Placement Goal — Alternative Planned Living Arrangement In the Matter of Jose T. CAF 11-00371 Appealed from Family Court, Erie County Background: The attorney for the child appealed from an order contending that the family court erred in determining that continuing the permanency goal of placement for adoption for […]
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a gay couple who want both of their names to appear on the Louisiana birth certificate of the child they adopted. The court said Tuesday it won’t review a federal appeals court ruling against the adoptive parents.
Family law attorney Gregory A. Franklin, of Ashcraft Franklin Young & Peters LLP, has been in the position of having to tell a client he or she is precluded from adopting a child because of certain felony convictions. None of his clients challenged that assumption in court.
MINEOLA — A New York attorney who advertised himself as an adoption expert has been convicted of stealing more than $300,000 from prospective parents for babies that did not exist. Kevin Cohen was convicted Monday in Nassau County Court ...
Appellate Division, Fourth Department Adoption Adjournment Adoption of Nicole J. CAF 09-00398 Appealed from Monroe County Court Background: In a proceeding to adopt a child, the biological father was served with adoption papers but did not appear in court. On the first court date, the father’s attorney appeared and was told a hearing would be […]
New York State Court of Appeals Adoption Applicability of Best Interests Rule Petition to Vacate an Adoption Decree, in the Adoption of John Doe No. 20 Appealed from the First Department Background: The parties to the proceeding are former lovers who never married but who, while they were romantically involved, brought a Cambodian child to […]
ALBANY — New York's top court has overturned the adoption of a Cambodian orphan by a Johnson & Johnson heiress who's been fighting for custody of the child with her former diet doctor boyfriend.
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