An Iowa court has ruled on a case involving a baby conceived in Wisconsin but born in Iowa. When this all began, the baby’s mother and father were living in Madison, Wisconsin, but the pregnant mom’s husband was living in nearby Ft. Adkinson. The unborn baby’s biological father went to court and established his parental rights. The court order said once the baby was born, it was not to be removed from Wisconsin. The pregnant mom, however, moved to Waterloo, Iowa, and had the baby on March 2nd. She and her husband — remember, he’s not the baby’s father — went to an Iowa court, said nothing about what had happened in Wisconsin and terminated all parental rights. The baby was given to an Iowa couple, who hope to adopt the kid. The Iowa Court of Appeals, however, says the baby’s mom engaged in “unjustifiable conduct” and the baby’s father should get his day in court to pursue his rights to his child and have the baby’s mom and her husband pay the legal fees he’s racked up in Iowa.
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