Here's the latest on the Moghadam family, accused of child trafficking while in Ghana to adopt four children, including information from a US State Department briefing, and news that the four Ghanaian children they wish to adopt have been returned to their custody.
Christine and Sol Moghadam adopted the four children June 14, but they were detained Monday by "Ghanaian officials who were looking into the legality of the adoption," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Tuesday during the agency's daily media briefing.
The Moghadams had written about their effort to adopt the children in a blog called "Our adoption journey to Africa." The blog had been removed Tuesday night.
Nuland said the couple were reunited with their two biological children, who had accompanied their parents on the journey, and their passports were returned.
"We are providing all the appropriate consular services and support," Nuland said, "and we are monitoring the situation closely and addressing any questions to us from Ghanaian officials."
According to KTLA TV Wednesday morning:
All six children have now been returned to the parents, but there is still some red tape to get through.
The couple and their biological children are free to leave Ghana, but they will need to wait for visas to be processed before the adopted siblings can leave.