Last April, I posted on Biological Parents from Abroad Challenge US Adoption Six Years After Placing Child into Foster Care.
Now the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that the now-seven year old girl, having spent nearly all of her seven years with the former family friends who raised her, must return to live with the birth parents who voluntarily placed her with them.
This after a lower court terminated the birth parents’ parental rights, which ruling was previously upheld by an intermediate appellate court.
The birth parents have rights.
However, the unfortunate child impliedly does not.