Unfortunately, some foster and adoptive parents say preserving their exalted status is more important.
|New York State Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner sponsored|
this excellent legislation in part because of her own experience
as a foster child.
No contact for legal orphans
Who opposes the bill? The usual suspects
[I]nstead of being governed by the best interest of the child, instead of allowing the adults involved to work in partnership to best support the child they love, decisions would be driven by the wishes of the biological parent, who has shown through their choices and continued actions that they were unable prioritize [sic] or meet their child’s basic needs.
…despite being provided extensive support, services and legal representation, were unable to adequately stabilize their lives in order to provide a minimum sufficient level of ongoing care to their children.
150 percent of other
parents’ rights is a bit excessive
This legislation contradicts the legal construct that adoptive parents are the legal parents under the law, imbued with 100% of the rights afforded to all parents, natural or adopted.