Where a mother challenged the award of third-party custody of a minor child to the man the child knew as his father for his first nine years, the biological parents were found to be unfit, and the trial court’s findings were sufficient to support the award of third-party custody to the putative father.
Judgment is affirmed as modified.
A.A.B. v. A.D.L. (MLW No. 73089/Case No. ED106013 – 19 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Page, J.) Appealed from circuit court, Marion County, Jackson, J. (Brian D. Sleeth and Rachel C. Rutter for appellant) (Amy L. Ohnemus and James D. Terrell for respondent).