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Birth Mother of Apex Twins Back in U.S. Custody

Posted January 8, 2007

— The birth mother accused of abducting two Apex twins and taking them to Canada returned to the United States on Monday to face kidnapping charges.

Allison Quets, 49, is accused of taking the 17-month-old children to Ottawa before Christmas.

She appeared in a Canadian court Monday so that her extradition could be finalized and she could surrender to authorities in Syracuse, N.Y.

She is now in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service and faces charges in federal court.

Quets, of Orlando, Fla., gave the children up for adoption shortly after their birth and has been in a legal fight to gain custody of them ever since.

She had monthly visitation rights, but they were revoked last week. She did not return with the twins from her last such visit.

Quets spoke to The Ottawa Citizen newspaper over the weekend and described her relationship with the children as "a real connection."

"They are the joy of my life. They are everything to me," she said.

Quets' attorney has said she will continue fighting for legal custody. That case is taking place in Florida.

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  • frasierg Jan 9, 2007

    I don't see why the appeal would be denied she should be able to get her children back it is not like she did any harm to them or she is unfit she gave them up on her own thinking she was unable to care for them if she feel she can care and love her children those are hers she deserves that right to her birth children

  • strickland5894 Jan 8, 2007

    i hope she doesn,t get her kids back. she can,t be trusted. she won,t get out of jail since she is in federal custody. i have a relative on the appeal court in florida, and told me the appeal will be denied

  • Tax Man Jan 8, 2007

    At least she is taking responsibility for her criminal actions and did not oppose extradition.