Chicago man and woman live together.
Woman adopts two children.
Man is de facto father.
When one girl is five and the other two, couple breaks up.
Woman denies man access to girls, for a year now.
Man moves for visitation.
Woman moves to dismiss motion for visitation.
How does the court rule?
An Illinois trial court refused to dismiss the motion for visitation, at least outright.
Only time will tell the ultimate outcome here.
In many respects, this case parallels where one partner in a same sex relationship adopts a child which the gay couple raises together – until they break up.