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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on "N.J. man asks Indiana court to reconsider recent ruling regarding twins born to surrogate"

Updating this ILB entry from May 9, 2009, in which the Indy Star is quoted as reporting:

A New Jersey man has asked the Indiana Supreme Court to reconsider its unanimous ruling overturning his adoption of twin girls born in Indianapolis.

The justices sent the case back to Hamilton Superior Court last month with orders to review the adoption in line with interstate adoption rules. The 4-year-old girls will remain with Stephen F. Melinger, 62, in the meantime.

The Supreme Court late yesterday issued this Published Order Denying Rehearing.

Of particular note from the Order is this paragraph:

Counsel’s petition also asks that we give directives on the multiple motions, requests, and objections recently filed in the trial courts by both parties. These seem to have been prompted partly by our ruling in this appeal and partly by the fact that New Jersey’s child protection authorities have initiated a CHINS proceeding and removed the children from Petitioner’s care.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 30, 2009 04:44 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions