In re Adoption of Jaelyn B.

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In re Adoption of Jaelyn B.

Case Number
S-15-0096
S-15-0228
Call Date
January 27, 2016
Court Number
Douglas
Case Summary

S-15-0096) In re Adoption of Jaelyn B.

S-15-0228) In re Adoption of Jaelyn B.

Douglas County Court, Hon. Marcena Hendrix

Attorneys: Shawn D. Renner & Susan Sapp (Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather); George Babcock (Law Offices of Evelyn N. Babcock) & Jennifer Gaughan (Legal Aid of Nebraska (Appellant)

Civil: Adoption

Proceedings below: The county court denied Appellant's motion to intervene and entered a decree of adoption.

Issue: 1) The trial court erred by denying Jesse's Motion to Intervene, 2) the trial court erred by failing to recognize Ohio's determination of paternity under full faith and credit, the doctrine of comity, and Nebraska law, 3) the trial court erred in finding Jesse's consent to the adoption unnecessary, 4) the trial court erred by admitting genetic testing results and disestablishing Jesse's

patemity based on Sections 43-104.05(3) and 43-104.22(11), 5) the trial court erred by excluding evidence of an established parent-child relationship and jurisdiction, 6) the trial court erred by determining it had jurisdiction over the adoption proceedings, 7) the trial court erred by entering a decree of adoption, 8) the trial court erred in denying the motion to intervene and entering a decree of adoption because the putative and unwed father statutes violate the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the U.S. and Nebraska Constitution, and 9) the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the U.S. and Nebraska Constitutions require the appointment of counsel for indigent parents who object to the involuntary termination of their parental rights through adoption proceedings.