Jesse refused, but could not afford to immediately hire an attorney in Nebraska, and the adoption process proceeded in Douglas County Court. In June 2014, Jesse filed a complaint in Lancaster County District Court to stop the adoption, arguing that he was recognized as the girl's legal father in Ohio and that a Nebraska court could not permit the adoption without his consent. He also challenged several Nebraska adoption laws, arguing that they violate the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause because they give greater weight to the rights of married fathers over unmarried ones, as well as the rights of mothers over fathers.
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Saturday, June 25, 2016
Nebraska high court reverses adoption of girl born in Ohio
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To Veronica Brown
Veronica, we adult adoptees are thinking of you today and every day. We will be here when you need us. Your journey in the adopted life has begun, nothing can revoke that now, the damage cannot be undone. Be courageous, you have what no adoptee before you has had; a strong group of adult adoptees who know your story, who are behind you and will always be so.
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