“My wife and I are sick over this,” Kory Barr told the judge, who wished him good luck as he granted the foster parents’ request two days after Christmas.
The federal system that had custody of Alexa says the state courts never should have allowed foster parents to get that far, no matter how good their intentions.
But Bethany said foster parents are informed they’re not allowed to adopt migrant children.
At the time, it was unusual for parents to be deported while their children remained behind in federal foster care, but that occurred again and again this summer.
Some parents also contended that U.S. officials told them their children would be given up for adoption.