"I was absolutely hearbroken," Karen says. "It was right before Christmas and I had a hard time I really did especially not knowing when we would see him again."
Eventually, Karen and Adam were able to make Jameson their son, a process attorney Joe Hensley says can be difficult.
"Adoptions are different than a lot of civil litigation in the sense that it is very paperwork-intensive," Hensley says. "You file a petition just like you do in every other case, but there's other documents that have to be filed to comply with the adoption laws, which is a whole separate set of codes that you don't see in other areas of the law."
Despite the difficulties, Karen and Adam say it was worth it to give Jameson a forever-home.