Lesbian couple fight Michigan law that prohibits adoptions by same-sex couples

In Media Mentions by Chris Kessel

A lesbian couple from Oakland County filed a federal lawsuit today to overturn a state law that prevents parents in gay, lesbian and heterosexual relationships from jointly adopting children. April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, state-certified foster parents who are trying to adopt three abandoned or surrendered newborns that they took into their household during the past two years, filed the …

Lesbian mother turned down by state Supreme Court

In Media Mentions by Chris Kessel

Renee Harmon seeks custody of three children she raised with former partner By Tara Cavanaugh Originally printed (Issue 1929 – Between The Lines News) After being turned away from the Michigan Supreme Court, Renee Harmon, a mother who has not seen her three children in two years, will now pursue her case through federal court. Harmon is seeking custody rights …

Custody Battle Heads To Top Michigan Court

In Media Mentions, Recent Cases by Chris Kessel

By Michelle Garcia Posted on Advocate.com December 23, 2010 The Michigan supreme court will decide next month whether it will hear a case from a lesbian who is requesting joint custody of her nonbiological children that she and her former partner raised together until September 2009. Renee Harmon has not seen the three children — 8-year-old twin boys and an …

They Are My Children, Too

In Media Mentions, Recent Cases by Chris Kessel

by Jessica Carreras Originally printed 2/25/2010 (Issue 1808 – Between The Lines News) Renee Harmon of Trenton has one wish this year: to be with her three children again. As more and more same-sex couples are willing and able to have and adopt children, custody battles have sprung up all over the United States due to a lack of clear …