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Domestic Relations – Adoption – Withheld Consent – Child’s Best Interests (access required)

A biological mom’s great aunt and uncle can adopt her seven-year old son after she withheld consent contrary to the child’s best interests; the Court of Appeals says the Portsmouth Circuit judge did not have to find that continuing the parent-child relationship would be “detrimental” to the child. The mother’s relatives already had reared her older ...