Biological Parents from Abroad Challenge US Adoption Six Years After Placing Child into Foster Care

Couple voluntarily place their infant into foster care.

Foster parents decide to adopt the girl.

Six years after giving her up, couple decide they want daughter back.

Case is on its way to the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Oh, the biological parents pressing the appeal are Chinese nationals. And the Chinese embassy and community groups are complaining of cultural bias in the courts.

The biological parents’ legal arguments are:

  1. Tennessee law on custody and abandonment is confusing
  2. Parents whose childen are involuntarily removed from their homes have more legal protections than parents who voluntarily give their child up into foster care

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