Nebraska Supreme Court Rejects Mother's Appeal In Adoption Case

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The Nebraska Supreme Court again ruled Friday that a father who was intentionally misled about the birth of his child can stop the baby's adoption.

The father, listed only as Jeremiah J. in court documents, appealed in 2012 after a Hall County court ruled that he could not stop adoption proceedings for his biological daughter. The lower court said he failed to object to the adoption within five business days after her birth, as required by law.

The high court reversed that ruling, saying the mother purposely misled Jeremiah regarding the baby's date of birth to prevent him from complying with the state's five-day law. The mother then appealed and the high court held that Jeremiah's consent was needed for the adoption to proceed.

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