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Judge awards temporary custody of adopted baby to birth father

Judge awards temporary custody of adopted baby to birth father



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AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) -- An Idaho judge has awarded temporary custody of a boy adopted by a Utah couple to the infant's biological father.

Baby Harvey will go back to Coeur d'Alene with his 20-year-old father Matt Tenneson.

Jed and Cally Nielson of American Fork adopted Harvey when he was born in June. Tenneson contested the adoption a few weeks later.

The child was placed for adoption through LDS Family Services, an agency connected to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Kootenai County judge also awarded the child's 19-year-old birth mother visitation. She maintains that the adoption was the right decision.

The Nielsons say they are devastated.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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