(KFOR) OKLAHOMA CITY – A metro mother claims she was deceived into giving away her baby boy last year and is now fighting a powerful family to regain custody.
Heather Bazzle says she gave up her child to a stable family in September out of pure love for him.
Before the adoption was finalized, she learned the adoptive couple was getting a divorce.
Before Bazzle’s child, Max, was born, she decided she couldn’t support a fourth child.
She remembers thinking, “How am I going to give this child everything I can?”
So she met with an adoption attorney, who recommended placing the child with a couple in Arizona, Lance and Darcy Norick.
Lance’s father is former Oklahoma City Mayor, Ron Norick.
Bazzle said, “They seemed like the perfect people.”
The Norick’s were there for the birth and Max was eventually handed over.
But Bazzle now calls it a “failed adoption” because the adoptive parents have filed for divorce.
She eventually filed an application for emergency custody and now wants her child back, for good, because she believes the couple misrepresented themselves.
“That’s my baby. I love him,” Bazzle said. “I’m trying to do what’s best for him, and even though I may have made a mistake placing him for adoption, I feel like God’s giving me a chance now to fix that and to be there for him.”
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