At the beginning of the year, we talked about a win for a fathers' rights that gave other Texas dads hope they could achieve the same fate. The case involved a woman who gave her daughter up for adoption as the baby's father was due to deploy with the military. After he was allegedly deceived into giving up his rights, he was able to regain custody of his child. The case has recently taken a turn, after the U.S. Supreme Court gave the adoptive parents custody again, and they were able to take back the child, and are now suing the father for $1 million for legal fees as he tried to protect his fathers' rights.
There have been many controversial issues in this adoption battle. The woman who ran the adoption agency took care of the couple wanting to adopt this baby, and in addition she had her husband represent them in court. The adopting couple also paid for the baby's mother's legal fees. In addition, there has also been speculation regarding everything the adoptive couple paid for, and some are wondering if it is unorthodox.