Nebraska High Court Rules In Father's Favor

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The Nebraska Supreme Court has reversed a lower court ruling that kept a father, who was intentionally misled about the birth of his child, from stopping the adoption of his baby.

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

But on Friday, Nebraska's high court reversed that ruling, noting that the girl's mother, identified only as Dakota D., testified in court that she purposely misled Jeremiah regarding the date of birth of the child to prevent him from complying with the state's five-day law.

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