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Biological mother wants adopted son back after what she learned about the adoptive couple

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(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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  • MyTakeOnIt

    Although a biological dad was not mentioned, it sounds like the biological mom is not married either. Also confusing from the story was if this was one or two attempts to place the baby to a married couple, both getting divorces. There is no guarantee that any adoptive couple will stay together after an adoption has occurred.

  • Kerri

    ha I finally agree with MyTakeOnit, I was coming here to say the same thing. The article mentions that the biological mom felt like she (not we) couldn't afford a fourth child so she sounds single too, with four kids. Not that I do not think single parents cannot do it on their own because I was a single parent with two kids for 7 years, but this goes both ways – for the adoptive mom and the biological mom. I'm not positive how I feel about this because I do not think what is best for the child has to do with composition of a family or even the amount of money but the straight out love. What's this child going to think when he gets older that he's living back with his mother who once gave him up? What if he misses the bond he has already made with the adoptive parents? I have to say, this is one I am not sure who to root for…natural parents are usually the best option but not always and the adoptive family is not any less loving because of a divorce…ugghhhh poor child

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