adoption http://kbia.org en Mo. Supreme Court won't hear immigration adoption case http://kbia.org/post/mo-supreme-court-wont-hear-immigration-adoption-case <p></p><p>The Missouri Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by a Guatemalan woman seeking to overturn the adoption of her biological child by a Carthage couple.</p><p>Encarnacion Romero sought to challenge a Missouri Court of Appeals decision terminating her parental rights to the child who was adopted by Seth and Melinda Moser. The Mosers have raised the child, who is now 7, since he was 1 year old. Legal battles have gone on since 2008. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:57:57 +0000 Associated Press 45890 at http://kbia.org Mo. Supreme Court won't hear immigration adoption case Mo. court will hear adoption/immigration case next week http://kbia.org/post/mo-court-will-hear-adoptionimmigration-case-next-week <p>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.</p><p>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. Mon, 02 Sep 2013 21:12:22 +0000 Associated Press 39832 at http://kbia.org Mo. court will hear adoption/immigration case next week Newscast for May 28, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-28-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Regional news from the </span>KBIA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Newsroom, including:</span></p><ul><li>Wal-Mart pleads guilty to violating federal rules in Missouri</li><li>US Rep. Hartzler visits Columbia's community health center</li><li>Mo. court blocks eminent domain by port authority</li><li>Adoption advocates urge Gov. Nixon to veto foreign law bill Wed, 29 May 2013 00:00:46 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 34486 at http://kbia.org Adoption advocates urge Gov. Nixon to veto foreign law bill http://kbia.org/post/adoption-advocates-urge-gov-nixon-veto-foreign-law-bill <p></p><p>Some adoption advocates say Gov. Jay Nixon should veto new Missouri legislation dealing with international law because it could complicate overseas adoptions. Tue, 28 May 2013 21:49:42 +0000 Associated Press 34475 at http://kbia.org Adoption advocates urge Gov. Nixon to veto foreign law bill Mo. judge says Guatemala mom loses parental rights http://kbia.org/post/mo-judge-says-guatemala-mom-loses-parental-rights <p>A Missouri judge has terminated the parental rights of a Guatemalan woman who&#39;s been contesting her son&#39;s 2008 adoption by a Carthage couple.</p><p>The decision comes a year after the Missouri Supreme Court ordered a new trial, saying the initial adoption didn&#39;t follow state adoption laws.</p><p>Greene County Judge David Jones ruled Wednesday that Encarnacion Bail Romero abandoned her son and ended her parental rights. The decision clears the way for the couple, Seth and Melinda Moser of Carthage, to adopt the child again.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:12:17 +0000 Associated Press 17826 at http://kbia.org Mo. judge says Guatemala mom loses parental rights Mo. bill bars race from consideration in adoptions http://kbia.org/post/mo-bill-bars-race-consideration-adoptions <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation prohibiting race from being a factor in adoptions of children in the state foster care system.</span></p><p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 22:55:00 +0000 Associated Press 10148 at http://kbia.org Mo. bill bars race from consideration in adoptions