Illegal Adoption of Kaia
Illegal Adoption of Kaia



6/2/2014 - The Decision was released in February awarding a shared custody decision and joint decision making between the Family and her Biological Father giving primary care to the Family.  The Decision, a very dangerous one to all fathers, is being appealed to the Colorado Supreme court. Mean while Rob and his family are trying very hard to share custody of Kaia and see her as much as possible.  The visit are always challenged by the family but Rob and family still push to see her. 


10/24/2013 – Time to fight to bring Kaia home to her Daddy. Full Contested hearing scheduled for December 10th, 11th, and 13th. We are prepared to bring all constitutional remedies. Baby Girl deserves to be with her Daddy... Gonna bring you home this time. 


The Book is being written and in the works.

5/1/2013 – A great day… Colorado has jurisdiction as Utah fillay released it.  Colorado made orders for phone calls with Kaia and visit coming on May 17th. I can hardly wait to see my little love bug…

4/7/2013 – A new order from Colorado came in last week to get Utah to release Jurisdiction to Colorado.  Colorado should have never lost Jurisdiction.   Court hearing on Friday to get a hold of Jurisdiction from Utah. 

3/30/2013 - Things get more complicated as I miss my daughter more and more and time goes by that the family has not allowed me to see her or HER to see me. An offer to see her with three days to get to Utah made it nearly impossible to do.  Is the family getting the point that I am not going away and my daughter have a CONSTITUTIONAL right to bond and be together?

1/18/2013 - The drama continues as the PAPs have decided to take away my visits.  It appears we will be in court next week.  They are going against the MOU that we all signed. 

1/1/2013 – Happy New Year!!! What a great feeling it is to start to really get to know my daughter and spend quality time with her. She is adorable and everything I could have ever imagined. We will be on to the next steps in the reunification therapy and possible custody hearing in January.

10/05/2012 – Oh how sweet!  Everything is going as planed and working out.  This next couple of months will be so exciting.  Time to spend some time with my daughter.  I am counting down the days.

10/04/2012 – Everything could be coming to an end and Kaia and I will be reunited!!! Stay tuned as the final things are ironed out.

9/1/2012 – Finally September! Only 12 more days and I get to see my daughter.  Counting down the days and hours.  Therapist was to tell her I am her daddy in July. Hopefully I can hug my daughter and tell her how much I love her with her knowing I am her real daddy...

6/29/2012 - APPEAL DENIED!!!

This means there will not be a hearing to terminate my rights!

6/10/2012 - New Attorney Mike Cheroutes is on board fully. 20 + years in international custody fights.  Time to get agressive and get my Daughter returned to me.  I miss my baby girl so much. New strategy with Utah Attorney!  Feel so much beter about the future as we get my Daughter home.

5/22/2012 - The meeting with my Daughter went so well.  Wow, it was so amazing to see her for the first time since 2009.  She is beautiful!!

4/29/2012 - Orders of the court in Colorado.  A very big day for Fathers Rights.


Order Re Fathers Petition 4.24.12[1].pdf
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Order re Mother's Petition 4.24.12[1].pd[...]
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4/22/2012 - A big win for the Wyatt's.  They now can hold Attorneys responsible for damages for the illegal adoption of our children.


This is huge for my case and all Fathers fighting the unlawful laws in Utah.

Custody battle near resolution.pdf
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3/22/2012 - A great day in Utah!!!  Steps are getting closer and closer to bringing my girl home.



By Brook Adams

The Fight for my Daughter..... TO BRING KAIA HOME


The Utah Supreme Court Ruled to Reverse the Distrcit Courts Illegal Adoption of my Daughter!!!!


Amended Opinion was released.  A confirmation of the fraud, lies, and kidnapping.

My name is Robert Manzanares (Rob) I am the biological father to Kaia Manzanares-Byington.  My daughters Uncle and Aunt attempted to illegally adopt her by way of Attorney Larry S. Jenkins and Utah's faulted adoption legal system.  My story is of the unconditional love for my daughter and my enduring fight for her. We have come a long way through the power of our fight to bring her home.


I know most people who hear my story wonder how this can happen in America?  As you read below you will make your own judgment on the illegal adoptions that happen everyday in Utah.  

My Story

Kaia Avi Byington, my Daughter and I together.

The short story is below. Please look at the Legal tab to read the court documents:


Welcome to my story, a story about the love for my daughter, Kaia Avi Byington. I Robert Manzanares her biological father want to tell you my story is about how my daughter was taken from me without my consent and my strenuous fight to get her back. I have always said, “I will spare all costs, I will climb the highest mountain, swim across the largest sea and run to the end of the world to be with my daughter.”


It’s hard to imagine that a child can be illegally adopted in this country without the consent of her biological father. In essence, that has been my fight before the day she was born. She was illegally adopted after her birth, by the hand of her own mother who fled to Utah to deliver her prematurely. Fortunately, I was legally recognized as the father on her birth certificate but that is just the beginning of my fight. Over the course of my relationship with my daughter’s mother, I supported her financially and pleaded with her to let me be involved in every aspect of my daughter’s life and filed a Paternity Action in Colorado prior to her birth. Unfortunately, it was my daughter’s mother who decided to cut off all communication and make decisions on behalf of our child without my consent. Sadly, I have only met my daughter once. Under a court order, the adoptive family was required to bring her to court. It was there, I was granted one precious hour to hold her, hug her and let her know her daddy was fighting for her.


My heart aches with every passing day that we are apart. I cringe every time I think about how much of her life I have already missed. I wonder if she even knows how much her father loves her and continues to fight for her daily. I will never give up my pursuit for justice. My goal with this website is to make people aware of my struggle with our court system and hopefully educate other fathers in my same situation. I ask you to please read this story with an open heart and know that there is no room for hate. Love cannot sprout with roots of desecration that hatred brings forth. For every precious flower deserves a chance to grow with the light that love can provide. My daughter’s story will not be summed up by the struggle and pain this separation has caused, but rather with the victory in knowing that one day we will be reunited forever. It’s my hope that one day my little angel will know that a daddy’s love knows no boundaries.


Sincerely submitted,


Robert Manzanares (Rob) 


I the father Robert Manzanares can be contacted at:




Colorado Attorney, Mr. Mike Cheroutes, Reid Elkus and, Don Sisson of Elkus and Sisson, P.C.


Utah Attorneys


Ms. Jennifer Reyes and Mr. Dale Dorius



Wesley D. Hutchins


The Hutchins Law Firm P.C.



Anne Gill


Appeal Attorney.

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