Mo. Supreme Court won't hear immigration adoption case

Dec 27, 2013

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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.

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.

The Joplin Globe reports a lawyer for Romero says there's no decision yet on how to respond to the Tuesday ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court. Joe Hensley, the Mosers' lawyer, says the Missouri Supreme Court ruling means there are no more options for Romero in Missouri courts.