I am currently on the 4th season of GG and I'm up to the part of Dan getting his life together after he lost Milo. What I don't get is why everyone just let Georgina take Milo away. She said it was because "He's not the Father" but, he is Milo's legal father as he signed the birth certificate so why didn't they call her on kidnapping? I know it's only a show but how is that not kidnapping? Wow I hate Georgina!
Legally, Dan has full right's to Milo as his name and signature is on the birth certificate. So if Humphry really wanted to keep Milo is his life and not let Georgina take him legally he has full rights to prevent that. By law it's his son, even if it is not biological...
Yes by law Milo is his son but Dan probably realized all the complications that came with taking care of a child, especially at such a young age. Milo wasn't his real son and he was well taken care of with Georgina so Dan had no choice but to let him go.
The idea that Dan shouldn't keep Milo because he has the right to know his birth family is extremely flawed logic. Sure he has this right, but what he NEEDS is the people who love and are surely going to take care of him. Also, you have to keep in mind what is best for the child. Would Georgina really be an adequate parent? After all she did abandon Milo.
Can a biological parent come and take away a child that was adopted? No. Legal parents have full parental rights. If Dan wanted to fight for Milo, he probably would have won the fight, especially considering Georgina's history.
Sometimes adoptive/legal parents are better than biological parents... further, adoptive/legal parents that take full responsibility for loving and caring for a child are more parents than biological/birth families.
Finally, while Milo or any child does have this right, they should be able to decide for themselves if they want to foster a relationship with the people that gave them up (even if it was for selfless reasons, though really neither of those were the case here), which they cannot do until they are an adult.
126.96.36.199 wrote: Its not kidnapping because its her son ( maybe ? )
Just a note, the majority of child abduction cases are familial (meaning by a non-custodial or semi-custodial parent or other family member). I believe in the US this number is above 50%.
A biological parent can kidnap a child, even if they haven't had their custody legally revoked. By Georgina taking Milo and not allowing Dan (his legal father) access, she was kidnapping her son. In this case, Dan decided not to pursue this, but he could have had her prosecuted had she tried to deny him access or leave the state or country with Milo.