Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Child's Return Negotiated.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Guillermo Contreras Journal Staff Writer

Guatemalan Girl May Leave by Mid-October

Attorneys in the custody case of a 6-year-old Guatemalan girl on Thursday reached a tentative plan for returning the child to her birth parents from the foster parents who had adopted her.

The judge who had approved the adoption last year voided it this week and ordered the parties to come up with a custody transition plan. The tentative plan means Michell Marion Johana Tobar Perez could be back in Guatemala by mid-October, said Jane Rocha de Gandara, attorney for birth parents Doris Magali Perez and Juan Francisco Tobar Silverio.

"It looks like we're going to do the transition in a couple of weeks," said Rocha de Gandara. …

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