A Florida adoptive mother has been granted access to her son after the Florida Supreme Court ruled in her favor. The woman adopted the boy after her female partner gave birth to him more than six years ago, but after the couple split, the birth mother cut off contact.
In 2012, a judge had approved the adoption request, but later that year the birth mother had asked a different judge to reverse the adoption. She was successful, but a higher court returned rights to the adoptive mother prior to the Florida Supreme Court ruling. Because the adoptive mother has not seen the boy for a year and a half, a therapist has been appointed for both mothers and for the boy to assist in the reunion.