Most might be correct in assuming that a vast majority of custody cases involve children and their biological. There may be, however, times when a step-parent, foster parent, or even one who has yet to meet a child might step in and press for custody. While legal parentage is of course well-defined, the concept of “parent” can apply to anyone. Simply because one does not share a biological link with a child does not mean that he or she is less capable of rearing said child than the kid’s biological parents.
A U.S. soldier currently stationed in South Korea is hoping to get that chance to prove that very point. He is seeking custody of the baby boy his soon-to-be ex-wife recently delivered in Arizona. He had gone through the pregnancy believing the boy to be his own, yet was later told by his wife that was not the case (DNA testing has since confirmed this). He still appears, however, to care deeply for the child, and has concerns about the boy’s safety after his wife apparently tried to (quite literally) give the baby to another couple. She succeeding in giving the boy away, yet the man and woman who took him were later arrested in Texas. The baby is now in foster care while his mother and the couple she gave him to are facing criminal charges.
Those who want to be parents have every legal right to seek such a privilege. In cases such as the one mentioned above, however, sorting out the matter of custody can be quite difficult. Yet one’s chances of securing a favorable outcome in such a case may increase dramatically if he or she has the support of a skilled attorney to rely on.
Source: Fox News “Soldier stationed abroad fights for custody of non-biological son after being told baby died” Joyce, Kathleen, May 18, 2018