Father Fights for Daughter Given Up for Adoption

John Wyatt never got a chance to hold his daughter. He’s never even seen her. All he has are a few pictures. He hopes that will eventually change. Wyatt, 21, is embroiled in a multi-state custody dispute after his ex-girlfriend gave their daughter, Emma, up for adoption without his consent. “I talked about raising the baby everytime I saw her. To me there was never really an option,” he told “Good Morning America” today. “I knew that I would do anything to be there for my child because I know what it’s like to grow up without a father.” When Colleen Fahland got pregnant at 19, Wyatt said, he was very clear that he wanted to raise their daughter. “Every time we talked together it was clear we were going to make a decision together,” he said. But Emma, now 1, was adopted by a family in Utah, a state known for siding with mothers in out-of-wedlock cases. Wyatt said that he told Fahland the night before the birth that he wanted to be in the delivery room. The next day, he couldn’t reach her and panicked. Wyatt said he went with the hospital, but was told she wasn’t there. But she was there and had told the hospital not to list her as a patient. He tried to enter the nursery to see his daughter and was threatened with arrest. He tried for days to find out what happened to Fahland and his baby and was devastated to find out Fahland had given the baby up to Utah couple. Wyatt went to court in Virginia and won custody of the infant, setting off a legal dispute between Virginia

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12 Responses to “Father Fights for Daughter Given Up for Adoption”

  1. megawarpvideo Says:

    Poor father and daugher. :/ Just goes to show how bad fathers are treated in America’s “family courts”.

  2. Chevrobert Says:

    People are all about men taking financial responsibility for a child but when a father wants to actively raise his child people act like fathers are useless. It’s a sad state that fathers are seen as nothing more than providers.

  3. Jmnzz Says:

    (Sarcasm)He had weed!?!? Weed you say!!? Oh NO! No parent has ever smoked weed!! Damn those misogynist men! Can’t they see that this poor “oppressed” woman had a hard enough time CHOOSING whether she wanted to have the child, abort it, raise it alone and force her boyfriend to pay her, or put it up for adoption!?

    This oppressor just had to put this story in the news. If this isn’t proof of the patriarchy and why we still need feminism I don’t know what is! Damn you privileged men!

  4. EstevanMusic Says:

    Poor guy. 🙁

  5. CountArtha Says:

    He’d BETTER fucking win.

  6. uratrick Says:

    WTF fuck does that matter Bitch I bet you sucked a dick to get behind that anchor desk that you regret! RIGHT lol stupid cunt!

  7. Kevin2ks Says:

    @Jmnzz lol i get it
    if u never put sarcasm xD

  8. crypter27 Says:

    That bitch rail roaded this guy!

  9. kangajd Says:

    Feminist suk. They are the cause of this child abuse.

  10. sunset305 Says:

    Get Hospital to lie for you (claim DV status) + Hide newborn from father and his family + Research which state is toughest on biological fathers + SELL baby that has a loving father that actually wanted to raise it with you to said state + on attorney’s advice apologize for your actions + support father in recovery of newborn from toughest state to recover from = TOTAL PSYCHO!!!!

  11. harr77 Says:

    Damn I hate to see this man suffer at the hands of a bullshit system.

  12. jhwktchr Says:

    I lost a child this exact way