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A Cuban father allowed his young daughter to emigrate legally to the United States with her mother to find a better life. But months later, the mother has become incapable of caring for the girl and the father wants to take the child home.This story has already had its fair share of drama. First the Miami Herald advertising when and where a hearing was in place. Like the newspaper was deliberately trying to stir up a reaction in the local Cuban-American community.
It would seem a simple case, especially since the mother agrees her daughter should return to Cuba.
Yet on the eve of the trial, a judge has warned that it could "inflame the community," where the battle over Elian Gonzalez nearly eight years ago divided the city and became an international incident.
Testimony is to begin Monday over whether 32-year-old Cuban farmer Rafael Izquierdo can regain custody of his 4-year-old daughter whose name is being kept secret or whether she should remain with a wealthy Cuban-American and his wife who want to adopt her.
Then there was this story last week. DCF claiming they don't have ANY record of the mother giving up custody.(Hat tip-SOTP) Another example of bungling by that agency.
My opinion on this custody case hasn't changed. If the mother is either incompetent or unable to care for the child, the father gets custody. He never signed his rights away, and the government shouldn't be taking them either.
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