What would have happened if the Brady Bunch broke up? Would Carol keep the girls and Mike keep the boys? After all, that’s what they brought into the marriage, and they have the stronger bond with their own biological children. But, that’s not how the law works. If a person adopts a child, they have an equal standing with the biological parent. In a recent case, the Supreme Court of Georgia affirmed a ruling that gave custody of a child to the step-parent that had adopted the child. S12F0873 -Hastings v. Hastings.
You can read the full opinion here.