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Baby Returns to Illinois, But Legal Questions Linger

Baby Returns to Illinois, But Legal Questions Linger



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CHICAGO (AP) -- A Chicago family reunited last night with an infant flown from Utah say their fight against the Utah adoption agency they say pressured the baby's mother into giving up the child is not over.

They hope to bar the agency from doing business in Illinois.

Maria McDonald -- the grandmother of six-month old Tamia -- says she'd work against people going into Illinois, taking children out of Illinois and putting them in different states.

Tamia's mother, 20-year-old Carmen McDonald, says the reunion was the best moment of her life.

A custody battle over Tamia persisted until this week when the Utah adoption agency declined to place the girl with the prospective parents in Utah after they were arrested on drug possession charges.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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