A Guatemalan judge has ordered a U.S. couple to return their daughter to her birth mother four years after her adoption, siding with a foundation that says the child was kidnapped.
Judge Angelica Noemi Tellez Hernandez has ruled in favor of Survivors' Foundation, a Guatemalan human rights group that sought to overturn the adoption based on the mother saying that her daughter was kidnapped in 2006 and put up for adoption the next year.
Tellez's ruling Tuesday also says that Guatemala must cancel the passport used to take the girl out of the country by the U.S. couple, who reportedly live in Missouri but could not be reached for comment.
The ruling said they must return the child immediately.
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