There are few things more heart-wretching for adoptive parents than to have their child’s birth parent try to regain custody. That’s what a family in the Midwest has been dealing with since 2009. Now, thanks to a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, their battle to keep the boy they adopted seven years ago as an infant appears to be over. The court opted not to hear an appeal by the child’s biological mother.
Adopting a child is an incredible experience that some parents in North Dakota have experienced firsthand. Adoption allows a child to be provided for by loving parents. It also allows a couple or an individual the chance to experience the unique bond that parents and their children possess. While the upsides to adoption are seemingly endless, there is one downside: the cost.