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James v. D.Q. (In re Adoption of Baby Q.), 2016 UT 29 (July 1, 2016)

Jul 1, 2016

A biological father appealed the denial of his motion to intervene in the adoption proceedings for his baby daughter. The Utah Supreme Court held that the pre-birth notice that the mother intended to place the baby up for adoption was inadequate because it provided that the father may lose certain rights rather than informing him that certain rights, including the right to contest the adoption, would be irrevocably lost.