Missouri high court to consider immigrant adoption case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court is taking up the case of a woman from Guatemala who says she did not consent to her son’s adoption by a southwest Missouri couple.

The high court will hear arguments in the case next Tuesday.

The boy is now 4 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.

Seth and Melinda Moser of Carthage argue their adoption of the child was legal. But an appeals court overturned a lower-court decision that gave custody to the Mosers.

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