South Carolina Father Almost Lost Daughter Who Was Put Up For Adoption Without His Knowledge

Posted by in News On 24th February 2021
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A woman placed her daughter up for adoption without telling the father, who later had to wage a legal battle to gain back custody

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A South Carolina man fought a difficult court battle, just to win custody of his one year old daughter who was put up for adoption without his knowledge.

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The girl’s mother, who is no longer in the picture went ahead with the adoption, knowing that Emanuel wanted to continue to be a part of his daughter’s life.

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Emanuel who suspected something was awry had asked to be placed on the fatherhood registry, which was to notify him in case such a thing occurred.

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The registry however, failed to notify him and moved ahead with the adoption.

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Emanuel was afraid he would lose his daughter due to faulty paperwork which didn’t list him.

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He contested the adoption in Aiken County and finally won sole custody of his daughter. The mother had relinquished all parental right in 2014 at the time of adoption.

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Emanuel said he was afraid he would never see her again but is happy to be finally reunited with his daughter.

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