Friday, September 07, 2007

Yeah, it's another one

This adoption agency sounds familiar - Family Adoption Center? In Pennsylvania? Yeah it's a real generic name, but it's not this agency is it? No, it couldn't be. No way they're still in business, right?

So if I'm reading this right, all it takes to terminate your parental rights is a wrong address?


Butler Co. Man Fights For Biological Daughter

A man from Butler County is fighting for the custody of his daughter.

Cletus Miller didn’t know about 15-month-old Kiley until her mother put her up for adoption.

Now Miller wants the adoptive parents to give up the child.

For now, the only thing he can cling to are pictures of his daughter who he sees just one hour a week in a supervised visit.

“It’s very stressful, just wondering where your child is, wondering, wanting to feed her, wanting to change her diaper, wanting her to fall asleep on your chest,” Miller said.

Miller says a series of lies stripped him of his rights as a father.

“It’s amazing what people can do to other people. I didn’t do anything wrong and I want my daughter, that’s all. And it all started over a lie,” he said.

Miller claims Kiley’s biological mother Georgette Fleeger initially told him someone else was the baby’s father. She then claimed she aborted the baby. In truth, she put the baby up for adoption.

Miller’s troubles continued when an adoption agency, Family Adoption Center, couldn’t find him. They had the wrong address and went to court to involuntarily terminate his parental rights. Now Miller is fighting back with attorney Jack Haller.

“I’s were not dotted and T’s were not crossed,” Haller said. “And there was a cavalier attitude toward my client and his rights in this matter.”

DNA tests have since proven that Miller is the father. Now a fight is underway over custody of Kiley in two different courts. In Washington County, it’s the fight over parental rights. In Butler County, it’s a fight over custody.

Neither the adoption agency nor the adoptive parents Scott and Rebecca Zinsmeister would comment on the battle over Kiley.

There’s a hearing in October over Miller’s parental rights. After that, another court will decide who should have legal custody of Kiley.

5 complaints from ingrates:

justenjoyhim/judy September 7, 2007 at 1:02 PM  

So, so unfair to the fathers. I wish him all the best.

Gershom September 8, 2007 at 5:46 PM  

WTF is up with these agencies taking children from their fathers?!?! seriously, WTF is wrong with adoptive couples who try to keep the child? WTF has happened to our world.

Ungrateful Little Bastard September 8, 2007 at 7:58 PM  

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

That's what

Anonymous,  September 9, 2007 at 9:17 AM  

I hope he wins.

Agencies have always treated fathers badly.

In Ontario, up until 1980, they would not let the unmarried father sign the birth certificate. This was done to humilate unmarried parents - to make the unwed father invisible and to make it look like the mother did not know who the father was.

My son's father was so angry that he got a court affidavit to say he was the father - yet the agency ignored that, claimed that I didn't know who the father was - and suddenly our son was gone WITHOUT our consent - and all because we were not married at the time of his birth (my son's father was busy on the other side of the country buying a farm - but apparently that was not good enough for them!! We thought a home was more important than being married straight away - how wrong we were!)

Agencies just want these poor father to vanish - I hope he wins.

He should do them for gender discrimination.

Cathy

Caldjingle September 15, 2007 at 3:57 PM  

I ALSO HAVE JUST WROTE AN ARTICLE PLEASE CHECK IT OUT,ITS CALLED ADOPTEE ISSUES:

http://thissideofthegrass-sh.blogspot.com/


I WOULD LIKE YOUR OPINION ON IT.

YOU KNOW PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT ADOPTED "JUST DON'T GET IT"
AN THEY PROBABLY NEVER REALLY UNDERSTAND, BUT ITS GOOD TO KNOW THAT WE DO...RIGHT.

P.S. AFTER YOU READ ADOPTIVE ISSUES..YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO CHECK OUT THE ARTICLE.. YOU REALLY DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS..

THANKS LET KEEP IN TOUCH ...BLESS YOU..

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