Baby Battle

By: KAKE News
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A Wichita woman wants her baby back eight months after giving it up.

The birth mother changed her mind and now her child is in state custody.

Lt. Roy Mitchell sees a lot of bizarre stuff in his work with the exploited and missing child unit. But this week, a situation surfaced he hasn't seen very often. According to Mitchell, a woman in her twenties flagged down some officers at the Quik Trip near old town asking them to help her get her child back.

"She explained to them that she had given her child to this woman she'd just met and wanted her child back," Lt. Mitchell said.

Police found the child in good living conditions with a couple. However, they admitted they knew the adoption was not official.

Adoption Attorney Martin Bauer says even though adoption can be a long and sometimes expensive process, people have to follow the law in order to protect themselves, and more importantly the child.

Bauer says, simply put, you have to put it in writing, whether it's through a private attorney or the state. He says typically for a child older than six months, an adoption can be handled in the two to four thousand dollar range.


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