Wednesday, May 29, 2013

KY COA - Young - Adoption

(Michael and Janie) Young v. Commonwealth, 2011-CA-000956  To be published.

The Court of Appeals vacated the Youngs’ convictions for Theft by Unlawful Taking Over $10,000 holding that because you cannot contract for the adoption of a child, there was no legal contract. 

The Youngs received money from both a couple hoping to adopt the Youngs’ unborn child, as well as receiving money from an adoption agency.  The Court of Appeals held no crime was committed. The Youngs were represented by J. Christopher Bowlin in the trial court and represented by Karen Maurer and Roy Durham on appeal. 

Contributed by Jason Apollo Hart