DCF, lawyers at odds over fate of gay man’s adopted kidsby Dara Kam | November 23rd, 2009
Department of Children and Families officials insist that the foster kids living with Martin Gill for nearly five years aren’t going anywhere.
But the agency’s own lawyers told a judge that the two boys adopted by Gill should be “made available for adoption” elsewhere, something Gill can’t legally do because he’s gay.
Despite DCF’s insistence that the Gill family won’t be affected by its appeal of the adoption, the agency has made a test case out of the gay man’s adoption and intends to take the case to the Florida Supreme Court to decide once and for all if Florida’s ban on gay adoption is unconstitutional.
DCF has paid Attorney General Bill McCollum’s office nearly $400,000 so far on the case, and it has yet to make its way to the high court.
Read more about the disconnect between DCF and its own high-paid lawyers here.