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3-year-old turned over to biological father

Jason Vaughn and Grayson Vaughn Jason Vaughn and Grayson Vaughn

By Maira Ansari - bio | email

TOLEDO, OH (WAVE) - It was a heart wrenching day for a Southern Indiana family entangled in an adoption battle.

The Vaughn family has been fighting to keep a three-year-old boy they tried to adopt. On Saturday, they had to hand him over to his biological father, Benjamin Wyrembek.

Ed Vaughn, who considers Grayson his grandson, says Christy and Jason Vaughn were in Ohio over the weekend and turned Grayson over to Wyrembek.

Ed says it was traumatic for the Vaughns to let go of Grayson, who they've been raising since birth. Wyrembek had an affair with Grayson's mother, who was married to someone else at the time. Wyrembek asked for a paternity test soon after the baby's birth, but the Vaughns' adoption was already in the works.

Wyrembek filed a lawsuit Friday against the Ohio adoption firm that handled the case, claiming negligence.

An Ohio Supreme Court ruled against the Vaughns, forcing them to give up Grayson.

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