In the past several weeks, the news has been filled with the story of Baby Veronica, the two year old girl who was legally forced to leave her adoptive family. (You can read the full story here http://www.adoptivefamiliescircle.com/groups/topic/2_Year-Old_Girl_Returned_to_Biological_Father/)
It’s always very distressing to the community at large when a child is removed from an adoptive home and returned to her birth parent. This is especially distressing when the child is two years old and has been placed since birth. Adoption is designed to be a legal and permanent solution for children in need of families. Every state has laws that govern the type and timing of adoption consent and termination of parental rights and the revocation of that consent or objection to the adoption.