Patterico's Pontifications

6/6/2010

Vermont Child Custody Case Update

Filed under: Law — DRJ @ 1:47 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Last December, I posted on a Vermont court decision that awarded custody of a 7-year-old girl to her birth mother’s lesbian partner. The court treated this as a traditional child custody case in which the birth mother, Miller, was originally awarded custody with liberal visitation to her lesbian partner, Jenkins. Custody was changed after Miller refused to allow Jenkin’s visitation.

The December report noted that Miller did not transfer custody of Isabella to Jenkins as directed by the court. There was speculation Miller may have tried to flee the country with Isabella. Now, six months later, authorities say Miller may have taken Isabella to Central America as early as last September. According to this Washington Post report, Isabella hasn’t seen Jenkins since she was 2-1/2 years old and may not even know who she is.

— DRJ

3 Responses to “Vermont Child Custody Case Update”

  1. What a choice. A lesbian in Vermont or an Evangelical in Ecuador. Poor little girl. I’d just take the kid away from both these “ladies”.

    nk (db4a41)

  2. yes Mr. nk is right they’re wackos, bof of em….some kids just have wacko parents what’re you gonna do

    happyfeet (682797)

  3. It’s an idiotic court decision. Why should a woman who has no blood tie to the little girl and has not seen the girl since she was 2 and 1/2 get custody over the girl’s birth mother, who wants her and loves her? The mother has converted to the faith that has built more schools, universities, hospitals, orphanages, shelters, and rescued more ruined lives than any other force ever on the face of the earth, and does not want her child raised by a lesbian. The court denied her that option, so she has fled. It’s too bad that she was forced to leave the country, but there are far worse things than being raised as an expat, and believe it or not, mr. nk and happyfeet, it even has some advantages. What puerile comments; neither of you is in a position to judge whether either of the women involved is a lady or a wacko from the information given.

    dbrugs (0ca6f8)


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