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As family dynamics evolve, reflecting on the ever increasing epidemic of opioid and methamphetamine usage among adults, so must child welfare law. The number of children raised by psychological parents is rapidly increasing. A judicial rethinking of the psychological parents’ role in custody proceedings and a change in appropriate legislation is necessary for the sake of these children and their families in which they are raised.
We call upon our Wyoming legislators to recognize and protect the attachments between the child and psychological parent, to lessen the potential harm to the child” and ensure fair and equal protection of all families in our state.
“The law has long recognized that children have ‘a right to a stable and healthy environment…’ Thus, in instances where a child has developed a psychological parent-child relationship with a third party, the standard used in deciding custody should guarantee this right.”