Partner Jenna Eisenmenger recently secured a victory for an adoption case in the Court of Appeals. She represented a foster family who had cared for a young child since infancy. Members of the biological family, who cared for a biological sibling, had contested the adoption. The child, however, did not know anyone in her biological family.
This past spring, Jenna won the initial trial in District Court, successfully arguing that it was in the best interest of the child to remain with the foster family. Adoption cases where relatives are caring for a biological sibling can be difficult, even in scenarios where the child would be in a better place with the foster family. This victory helps to ensure that this happy family unit can remain intact.