Because it represents all the worst about attitudes towards adoption in America: that is that any two-parent group is better than the natural/biological/birth parent, if they have the child in their possession; that fathers do not have the same rights as mothers in claiming their OWN children; that the courts delayed on this case until years went by and it became a cause celebre in the media, which generally supports this kind of kidnapping.
Wyrembek is now suing the agency involved, Adoption by Gentle Care (care for their wallet only, apparently), in this helluva mess. They knew from the getgo that the purported "father," or husband of the biological mother, Drucilla Bocvarov, was not the actual father as he wrote: "I am not the biological father" on the release paper. That should have raised a red flag at the agency since that has the same meaning as "This property may be stolen" and "You had better get the biological father to sign off on this adoption." When Wyrembek filed with the Ohio Putative Father's Registry seventeen days after the child was born, both the agency and the Vaughns knew something was up. Jovan Bocrarov wrote on the relinquishment papers: I am not the biological father.
Adoption by Gentle Care should have never given the Vaughns the boy, and if the transfer occurred, any decent people would have returned the child immediately. The Vaughns are slime. They are lowlifes and ought to be smeared in every media report about this case. They kept a child they knew was wanted by his father.
Instead of returning the child, what the Vaughns and their parents did was smear Wyrembek: they accused him of not paying child support (to someone who has kept his child, whom he wants to raise himself); that he is a criminal (a drug-related charge that was thrown out of court and dismissed); they said he did not send a gift or Christmas cards to the boy called Grayson while they were keeping him (they were supposed to be allowing Wyrembek visitations every weekend, but refused to do so); they suggested that he was unfit because he did not support the mother prior to the child being born (but she was still married and he had no way of knowing if the child was his); they delayed the DNA test for as long as they could, and that is why it was over a year before the Ohio confirmed Wyrembek's paternity (by the time the DNA results made it clear by Wyrembek was the father, Bocvarov was no longer pregnant and had signed away her parental rights and any need for support from Wyrembek).
I did find this on the net today: The Adoption By Gentle Care Agency was found to be in contempt of court for not complying with a court order relating to this case earlier this year. The agency should be bankrupted and destroyed, and any social worker involved in this case ought to have their license to practice lifted. This was a huge miscarriage of justice against a father and his son.--lorraine, mad as hell
HAPPY BEWARE ADOPTION MONTH, y'all. Starts tomorrow. Tonight I'll just scare the children who come to the door!!!! Because I'm mad as hell--and supplied with Snickers. Yeah, it's my favorite Halloween candy and I'm hoping for some left over. In the meantime, I have been downstairs and back upstairs while writing this blog that I don't need a Stairmaster.