Quick summary: Undocumented worker picked up in raid and jailed for two years loses her child to adoptive parents who now claim the kid should stay with them:
The Mosers argue that even if their adoption wasn’t proper — which is key to Romero’s case — it wouldn’t be in the best interest of the child to take him away from the parents he knows now and send him to another country.
The adoptive father has a criminal background, according to this story. And the adoptive parents hired an attorney to represent the interests of the mother. Uh huh. Shades of A.M.H. (Those of you who followed the case may remember the Bakers’ attorney provided counsel to the birth parents. In the birth parents’ best interest, of course.)
Encarnacion Romero, the boy’s mother, indicated at least three times in writing that she did not want her son to be adopted. One of those communications was to the attorney who had been hired by the adoptive parents to represent her interests.
But in any event, if you want somebody else’s kid it’s a good idea to maintain possession. That way, you can claim that it isn’t in the child’s best interest to be taken away from the only home he knows. Like when kids grow up in orphanages, that’s the only life they’ve known.
And of course it isn’t in a child’s best interest to take him out of an English-speaking household and place him in a Spanish-speaking household. Because it’s too traumatic. So people should never be allowed to move to other countries. And children should not be adopted by parents who don’t speak their birth language.
Of course as an adoptive parent with a criminal history, you simply made a youthful mistake. But somebody else who entered the country and stayed in violation of immigration law is an illegal who cannot be trusted with a child. Especially if she doesn’t speak English. Because children in the United States should always go to English-speaking parents. Everybody knows that’s better for them.