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Court Orders Adopted Baby Returned To Biological Parents

June 16, 1988

JERUSALEM (AP) _ The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that an Israeli couple must return the Brazilian girl they adopted to her biological parents, who claim the child was kidnapped from their home in Brazil.

The court said the 2-year-old girl must be sent back to Brazil by July 15, and it appointed a psychologist to help the child made the transition.

″I’m very happy with the decision,″ the biological mother, Rosilda Gonzalez, told Israel radio. She said she felt sorry for the adoptive parents, but ″their suffering isn’t half of what I went through during this time.″

Mrs. Gonzalez claims her daughter, Bruna, was kidnapped from her home in Curitiba, Brazil in November 1986, then sold to the Israeli couple.

The couple adopted the child in good faith, their attorney, Gershon Schneider, said. He said the couple was given adoption papers with the signature of Mrs. Gonzalez. The signature turned out to be forged.

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