The Baby Jessica Case: Child Adoption

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The Baby Jessica Case
A child, abandoned by blood, welcomed by the unknown and surrounded by both frustration and affection. Jessica Clausen-DeBoer, or Anna Schmidt, was born to Cara Clausen on February 9th, 1991. Jessica was originally left up for adoption by the DeBoers under the consent of her biological mother who got a signed consent of the believed-to-be biological father, Scott Seefeldt. This posed an issue, which led to greater conflict for years until the case ended, due to an error of the true paternity of Jessica. Clausen discovered Dan Schmidt, the legitimate father of Jessica, and ex-boyfriend of Clausen, and together they sued for the rights of custody because technically Dan’s rights were given away unlawfully because he never
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Ohio law tends to be more sympathetic and supportive of the biological parents’ argument than the adoptive parents’. This is shown by the counseling hours offered by the party to the biological parents, and displays that they ultimately value and respect the decision of whether the blood-parents would like to remove their child from custody or keep their child. In this argument, it is impossible to tell whether the DeBoers’ deserved to keep Baby Jessica or not after adoption, because Cara Clausen both denied counseling and she never got the consent of the legitimate…show more content…
Jessica Clausen-DeBoer became Anna Schmidt after being put back into custody of her biological parents. Jessica was originally left up for adoption by the DeBoers under the consent of her biological mother who got a signed consent of the believed-to-be biological father, Scott Seefeldt. This generated an conflict, which led to greater dilemma for a long time until the case ended, due to an error of the true paternity of Jessica. Clausen discovered Dan Schmidt, the legitimate father of Jessica, and ex-boyfriend of Clausen, and together they sued for the rights of custody. This was because technically Dan’s rights were given away unlawfully because he never officially signed Jessica away. The ruling of the Baby Jessica Case was understandably impossible to discern the best likely outcome; however, she was wrongfully placed with her biological parents by the supreme courts of Iowa and Michigan. She should have stayed with the DeBoers as they both worked hard to raise her until they had to give her back, and they fought hard to keep her—proving their genuine love for

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