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Mother of 'Internet Twins' Asks for Children Back


Jefferson City, MO – An attorney for a woman who became known as the mother of the "Internet twins" asked the Missouri Supreme Court Wednesday to restore the woman's parental rights and to undo the girls' adoption.

The mother, Tranda Wecker, was in court Wednesday for the arguments in her case. A St. Louis judge terminated her parental rights in December 2002.

The case played out from California to Arkansas to England. The girls are now three years old. Their adoption by a St. Louis couple was finalized in May.

Wecker's attorney, Chris Rollins, told the high court the adoption should not have become final before the woman finished appealing termination of parental rights.

An attorney for the St. Louis juvenile officer said the lower court followed procedures, and cited substantial evidence for terminating Wecker's rights.