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The mother subsequently called the woman to inquire about how the baby was doing.

However, she did not ask for the child’s return. Afterward, the mother contacted their adoption attorney, informing him that she wanted the child back. The criminal attorney explained to the mother that he would not act on their behalf and that she and the child’s father had to write a letter to the court revoking their consent.

As soon as the mother got off the phone with her attorney, she began writing the letter. The final, notarized letter revoking their consent was then completed.

Shortly after the revocation letter was sent, the child’s parents and the paternal grandmother all wrote e-mails to the woman pleading with her to return the child to them.

The woman however exercised her right to oppose the revocation of consent, triggering the instant best interests hearing.

But, the mental condition of the woman as well as the child’s parents has been placed at issue during the proceedings. The evidence shows that the child’s parents have never suffered from any mental illness and have never used drugs. On the other hand, the mental health of the woman is of some concern. The treatment records of the woman’s treating psychiatrist show that the woman was diagnosed with major depressive disorder and criminal marijuana abuse previously, and she was prescribed the psychotropic medication to treat the depression.

The woman’s reporting of her use of marijuana also calls her credibility into question. The woman however acknowledges that she has been using the aforesaid drug since the age of sixteen. During her testimony, she admitted that she was not truthful about the extent of her drug use when she was deposed previously. But, she testified that she had not used it for fifteen years. But, the evidence shows that the woman has been using the drug for over twenty years, and that at times she was using it on a daily basis.

Since the woman has been evasive with the court, the court didn’t rely on her assertions that the depression and marijuana use are vestiges of the past. In contrast, the child’s parents have been truthful with the court. Evidence revealed that the child’s mother has no history of drug or alcohol abuse, has never been diagnosed with a mental illness, and has never been on psychiatric medication. Outside of a minor criminal conviction for stealing a pack of socks, the mother has no criminal record. The child’s father also has no history of drug or alcohol abuse, has never been diagnosed with a mental illness, and has never been on psychiatric medication.

Based on records, in making the best interests determination, the court is required to consider the effect of domestic violence on the child, together with other factors and circumstances the court considers relevant.

With regards to financial status and ability of each parent to provide the child, the court found that the child’s biological parents and the woman have the financial ability to meet the child’s needs. The woman testified that she has more financial stability to provide the child with the best opportunities in life. She stated that she was the vice-president of event marketing of a large company and she rents her own apartment. She further stated that she has substantial savings and possesses assets such as stocks, mutual funds, and a retirement plan.

On the other hand, the child’s biological parents are not impoverished. The child’s biological parents may not yet have college degrees, but they both reside in adequate, spacious, suburban homes, where the child is welcomed. While they are not financially independent, as are many young adults, they both have the support of their families.

Furthermore, despite of the child’s biological parent’s limited financial resources, both of them are traveling on a consistent basis to visit the child. They also managed to comply with the court ordered visitation schedule which began with one overnight visit per month and then increased to two overnight visits per month. Clearly, both the child’s biological parents have demonstrated that they are committed to having the child returned to their care.

As a result, the criminal court found that the best interest of the child will be best served by giving full force and effect to the revocation of the consent and it is ordered that the custody of the child be returned to the parents, with primary physical custody to the mother and visitation to the father as the parties may agree.”>criminal drug for over twenty years, and that at times she was using it on a daily basis.

Since the woman has been evasive with the court, the court didn’t rely on her assertions that the depression and marijuana use are vestiges of the past. In contrast, the child’s parents have been truthful with the court. Evidence revealed that the child’s mother has no history of drug or alcohol abuse, has never been diagnosed with a mental illness, and has never been on psychiatric medication. Outside of a minor criminal conviction for stealing a pack of socks, the mother has no criminal record. The child’s father also has no history of drug or alcohol abuse, has never been diagnosed with a mental illness, and has never been on psychiatric medication.
Based on records, in making the best interests determination, the court is required to consider the effect of domestic violence on the child, together with other factors and circumstances the court considers relevant.

With regards to financial status and ability of each parent to provide the child, the court found that the child’s biological parents and the woman have the financial ability to meet the child’s needs. The woman testified that she has more financial stability to provide the child with the best opportunities in life. She stated that she was the vice-president of event marketing of a large company and she rents her own apartment. She further stated that she has substantial savings and possesses assets such as stocks, mutual funds, and a retirement plan.
On the other hand, the A single woman, forty-year-old, currently employed at a large children’s media company as a vice president for event marketing, and earns over $200,000 per year. She has appreciable savings and assets. She also volunteered mentoring young girls.
She decided to pursue a family by way of adoption. She then contacted a social worker, and commenced the home study process. She originally wanted to adopt a child from other country, however she decided to adopt domestically because of the lengthiness of the international process.

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