Associate Circuit Judge Jack Garvey granted temporary custody to the biological father of twins adopted twice via Internet, on the same day a British court ruled that the girls should remain in foster care in England, the Associated Press reported.
Judge Garvey has scheduled another hearing for Feb. 14, and prohibited the girls´ biological mother, Tranda Wecker, 28, from coming within 100 feet of the 6-month-old infants, Belinda and Kimberly.
Court records show that Aaron Wecker has custody of a 3-year-old child he had with his wife Tranda. The twins were born in St. Louis in June, shortly after Tranda divorced their father.
Tranda Wecker has been determined to appear on “talk shows,” demanding the return of her daughters, who were given up for adoption first to a Californian couple, and later to a United Kingdom couple. She was not in court to hear Judge Garvey´s ruling.
The United Kingdom adoptive parents of the twins said on Friday that for now they would not appeal the decision of the U.K. authorities to remove the infants from their care.