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Sunday, August 07, 2011

After Five-Year Search And A Hunger Strike, Mom Seeks Return Of Daughter From US

'They made a mistake taking my baby. Perhaps they didn't know she was stolen,' Guatemala woman says of couple who adopted girl.

Loyda Rodriguez Morales felt someone tug at her daughter as she tried to enter her simple home with three young children in tow. She turned to see a woman whisk the 2-year-old away in a waiting taxi.

After nearly five years of searching, posting fliers, being turned away at orphanages and even staging a hunger strike, Rodriguez now holds what's believed to be an unprecedented Guatemalan court order declaring the child stolen and ordering the U.S. couple who eventually adopted her to give her back.

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