In a battle of statutes, adoptive parents’ rights trump those of biological grandparents, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled.
The Court ruled, 5-2, that a couple who adopted a nonrelative does not have to allow the child’s biological grandparents to see the child, because New Jersey’s Adoption Act, N.J.S.A. 9:3-37 et seq., overrides the Grandparent Visitation Statute, N.J.S.A. 9:2-7.1.
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