Missouri high court considers adoption appeal

A woman from Guatemala caught in an immigration sweep is asking the Missouri Supreme Court to return her son to her from his adopted parents.

Encarnacion Bail Romero was jailed in 2007 after an immigration sweep at a southwest Missouri poultry plant. Her son, now 4 years old, was adopted in 2008 by Seth and Melinda Moser of Carthage while Romero was behind bars.

Romero’s lawyers told Missouri’s high court on Tuesday the adoption process was flawed.

But a lawyer for the Mosers argued it was in the boy’s best interest to remain with his adoptive parents.

Speaking through a translator, Romero told reporters Tuesday that her son is her blood and that she wants to be with him.


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