Monday, November 01, 2010
Ind. Decisions - Even more on: "Indiana couple fights to keep child raised since birth"
The 3-year-old boy at the center of an interstate custody battle was scheduled to be brought to Swanton yesterday by his adoptive Indiana parents to live with his biological father.[More] Deborah Yetter of the Louisville Courier Journal now has filed this comprehensive report - a sample:
The exchange was ordered after the Ohio Supreme Court decided earlier this month not to reconsider an earlier ruling that allowed Benjamin Wyrembek to have custody of his biological son, Grayson. The boy had been raised since birth by Jason and Christy Vaughn of Sellersburg, Ind.
Bocvarov met and chose the Vaughns as prospective adoptive parents, Hectus said.
But after Grayson’s birth, Wyrembek signed a registry indicating that he believed he could be the father and, once his paternity was established, sought custody of Grayson.
Lengthy court battles ensued in Indiana and in Ohio, resulting in an Ohio Supreme Court decision this year that Wyrembek should have custody of Grayson,
A court-ordered mediation in Ohio was supposed to try to reconcile any differences in the case, but it resulted in the Vaughns getting just two weeks to turn Grayson over to Wyrembek, Hectus said.
The couple took the child to Wyrembek’s home Saturday and left, he said.
At this point, they have no visitation agreement and no immediate prospects for seeing Grayson, Hectus said.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 1, 2010 07:45 AM
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