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October 1993: Keith and Kim Lussier find a baby that they would like to adopt from Korea and begin the adoption process
January 1994: Kimberly Lussier undergoes emergency hysterectomy.
July 17, 1994: Kim Lussier dies of uterine cancer
July 23, 1994: Brittany Lussier is removed from the home stating that single parents are not allowed to adopt.
August 3, 1994: Keith Lussier fights the case in court
September 1994: The adoption agency decides to fight the case no longer
March 1998: The movie comes "A Father for Brittany" also known as a Change of Heart premiers on CBS.
Father fighting for custody of their children happens very often. Here are a few cases of biological fathers and adoptive fathers fighting for custody of their children. These cases are not affiliated with the movie or the true story above.
Adoptive Parents Fight for Custody of Child 2009 South CarolinaAn adoptive couple is fighting for the custody of their adoptive son after the biological father came forward to retain custody of the child. The birthmother signed the petition for adoption while she was pregnant. The child was placed in the home of Matt and Melanie Capobianco. The child was taken out of the home after the biological father came forward demanding the return of his son. The child is of Indian heritage. The Indian Child Welfare Act passed in 1978 stipulates that it is in the best interest of the children if Indian children reman with their Indian parents. The child is now in the custody of her birthfather in Oklahoma. The custody battle is ongoing.