Decision made in emotional adoption case in Clarksville - WSMV News 4

Decision made in emotional adoption case in Clarksville

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A 6-year-old boy has spent his entire life with a couple that has legal custody. Now, his two biological parents each want the boy to come home to them.

Connie Dorsey says all she wants is what's best for her son, Jordan. She and her husband, Jason, have had custody of him since he was 4 days old after his young biological mother gave him up.

"We've always wanted the biological parents and always been open for them to be in his life," she said.

She says they've been denied the chance to adopt Jordan twice, but they said they had no other options.

"We had several meetings; I begged her to take this baby so it wouldn't happen to him. I begged her; she didn't want him," Dorsey said.

So they raised Jordan as their own, and he's known no other life they say except as a Dorsey.

"This is about Jordan," Dorsey said. "Y'all have seen that he does not want to go. This is about him. It's not about me, it's not about anybody. He does not want to go."

While many adoptive and custodial parents prepare for that one day the biological parents could come back, an expert says this case is extremely rare.

A judge in Montgomery County granted Dorsey custody of Jordan on Friday.

The family says because of the support Dorsey has gotten the judge decided they should keep Jordan. The biological parents can still visit, but they have to prove they can take care of him.

Channel 4 tried to talk to Jordan's biological parents, but they didn't want to comment.

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