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Adopted child in middle of custody battle

Stacy Doss of California adopted her daughter Vanessa before she was even born.  Doss adopted Vanessa from a single pregnant woman in Dayton, Ohio who said she didn't know the baby's father.  In fact, the father was a part of the woman's life and even fathered two of her four children.

DNA tests prove that Benjamin Mills Jr. is Vanessa's father and now, he is trying to claim custody of the two-year old.  Mills has a record of domestic violence and drug possession, which Doss hoped would serve in her favor.  However, after a long battle, judges agreed to give custody of Vanessa to her birth father in Ohio.  Doss stated plans to appeal the courts decision.  

If you or someone you know are facing a child custody dispute, contact the Raleigh child custody lawyers of Marshall & Taylor PLLC at 919-833-1040 to learn more about your rights.