Battle Over Child's Adoption Returns to Court

6 years 7 months 1 day ago Monday, September 02 2013 Sep 2, 2013 Monday, September 02, 2013 2:41:38 PM CDT September 02, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

CARTHAGE - A Missouri appellate court will hear arguments next week in the case of a woman from Guatemala who says she did not consent to her son's adoption by a southwest Missouri couple.

The Joplin Globe reports that the case is set to be heard Sept. 9 in the Southern District Missouri Court of Appeals in Springfield. The boy is now 6 years old. He was adopted in 2008 after his biological mother, Encarnacion Romero, got caught up in an immigration sweep at a Barry County poultry plant.

Romero has been seeking custody since being released from jail on immigration violations. She wants to overturn a ruling that terminated her parental rights.

Seth and Melinda Moser of Carthage argue their adoption of the child was legal.

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