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Visitation Rights Archives

Adopted Guatemalan Boy's Future could be Decided by Christmas: Post 2

This is the continuation of the post, Adoption of Guatemalan Boy's Future could be Decided by Christmas. The series discusses a specifically heartbreaking child custody story of a little adopted boy. What makes situations like these especially difficult is that the child is usually adopted by very loving parents.

Adopted Guatemalan Boy's Future could be Decided by Christmas

In a prior post titled Adoption of Guatemalan Child of an Imprisoned Illegal Immigrant Contested, we published the news of a young Guatemalan mother whose parental rights to her young boy were terminated while she was incarcerated for using false papers to obtain a job in the United States. The Guatemalan ambassador to the United States came to advocate for the mother at a hearing where both parties in the child custody case presented their arguments to the Missouri Supreme Court.

Did Lil Wayne Father a 5th Child? Hurricane, Incarceration Delayed Answer

One young boy has spent 8 years of his life wondering who his father is, and for those 8 years, his grandmother and mother have claimed that Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., the rapper more commonly known as Lil Wayne, was the father of the child. For 8 years, they have tried to obtain a declaration of paternity, but several factors have delayed an answer to their question.

Adoption of Guatemalan Child of an Imprisoned Illegal Immigrant Contested

A mother or father's parental rights may be terminated by a court of law for neglect, abuse or abandonment of their child. Termination of parental rights requires sufficient due process. One state Supreme Court is set to decide whether or not a court has the power to terminate the parental rights of an illegal immigrant under the basis that imprisonment constitutes abandonment.

Visitation Order Raises Questions About Child's Safety

The Supreme Court has long held that the Constitution of the United States of America protects a parent's fundamental right to privacy; under this privacy right is the right to raise children. Fundamental rights are not exclusive and the visitation rights to a child may be restricted or terminated as long as due process is followed.

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