Religion: Hildy

Circuit Judge John Prunty of Miami last week announced his decision: six-year-old Hildy Ellis could remain with Mr. and Mrs. Melvin B. Ellis of Brookline, Mass., the Jewish couple who took her ten days after she was born out of wedlock to her Roman Catholic mother, Marjorie McCoy. Judge Prunty ruled that the Ellises were fit parents, approved their application to complete adoption procedures under Florida law. The decision ended six years of litigation and controversy: Hildy's mother had persuaded a Massachusetts court to order the Ellises to give Hildy up so that...

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