A Pennsylvania father has brought a lawsuit concerning the adoption of his child without his permission. While a judge denied his request for an amended paternity action to prevent the adoption from going forward, an appeals court ruled in his favor. This means the lower court will once again have to reconsider this matter.
Determining what constitutes as a good parent has now been made more difficult to define this month because of a case out of New York in which a father could be denied visitation rights to his son because he would not take the 5-year-old to McDonald’s for dinner. While many people across the nation, including some here in Pennsylvania, applaud the father for not giving in to unhealthy eating habits, a psychologist’s testimony in family court recently may have wrongfully branded the man as an unfit parent instead.