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US judge: Birth mom must give child to ex-partner

US judge: Birth mom must give child to ex-partner

A judge has ruled that the birth mother of a 7-year-old girl must transfer custody of the child to the woman's former lesbian partner.
Family Court Judge William Cohen ordered Lisa Miller of Virginia to turn over the child, Isabella, to Janet Jenkins of Vermont on Friday.
Miller and Jenkins were joined in a Vermont civil union in 2000. Isabella was born to Miller through artificial insemination in 2002. The couple broke up in 2003, and Miller moved to Virginia, renounced homosexuality and became an evangelical Christian.
The judge's order says Miller appears to have "disappeared" with Isabella. Miller's attorneys did not immediately return messages left Tuesday.
Jenkins' attorney, Sarah Star, says she hopes Miller will comply with the order.


Updated : 2020-12-05 20:14 GMT+08:00