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Father successfully challenges adoption order (access required)

Because neither parent consented to an adoption, the Juvenile and Domestic Relations court did not have subject matter jurisdiction to address whether the father’s consent was withheld contrary to the best interests of the child. Any adoption must therefore originate in a circuit court proceeding. Background A child was born to mother and Gary Knight in November ...