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Father Wins Custody of Daughter After 8 Years

For eight years, Rob Manzanares has been fighting for custody to get his 7-year-old daughter, and he finally had a victory at the end of August. The father was asking for full custody of his daughter, and took the case to the Colorado Court of Appeals. Manzanares was in a relationship with a woman, and in 2007, she became pregnant with their child. The couple broke up and as Manzanares feared, the mother went to Utah. She gave up the baby for adoption and never told Manzanares. A judge ruled that the adoption was fraudulent, but that the child had been with her adoptive parents so long, they should have partial custody. Manzanares fought the ruling, and later won full custody in appeals court. He is looking forward to seeing his daughter much more often.