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Tribal court returns baby taken from parents at Florida hospital

A baby was returned to her parents March 22, four days after detectives from the Miccosukee police force, acting on an order signed by a tribal court judge, took the baby from Baptist Hospital in Kendall, Fla., according to the Miami Herald.

The baby was born March 16 to a Miccosukee mother and a white father. On March 17, the baby's maternal grandmother, Betty Osceola, persuaded the tribal court to issue an order granting her temporary custody of the newborn. The baby's parents said the order was a sham initiated by Ms. Osceola, who they claim does not want a white father to be involved in the baby's life.


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