The most paramount concern in matters of child custody is the safety and best interests of the children involved. When a divorcing spouse tries to take advantage of a situation like a military deployment, it can have deleterious effects on the children involved. A recent child custody matter that was finally settled shows what can happen when people don't consider their children's interests.
It's becoming more and more apparent to legislators and Coloradan citizens who've become parents through alternative methods that child custody and support issues can abound in certain situations. The struggle that many are dealing with these days is that it appears the science of parenting and adoption may have outstretched the laws regarding parenting and adoptions. For those who aren't able to conceive of their own accord, adoption has been an option for some time. The difference now is that adoption is a much larger platform, involving very different technology and the rules are changing.