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.
A Missouri judge has terminated the parental rights of a Guatemalan woman who's been contesting her son's 2008 adoption by a Carthage couple.
The decision comes a year after the Missouri Supreme Court ordered a new trial, saying the initial adoption didn't follow state adoption laws.
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.