A local adoption agency, Bethany Christian Services, is facing legal proceedings initiated by a man who says the agency violated his constitutional right to child custody. The State College baby was placed with a York County pre-adoptive couple two years ago, in August 2015.
According to legal documents, both parents were with each other for a short time. The mother did not inform the father of her pregnancy. He heard from the mother about his baby, and the upcoming adoption six weeks following the birth. The lawsuit further says that the Bethany Christian Services reached out to the man on Facebook a week prior to the birth, but the adoption agency was aware approximately four months before the birth.