Muslim Girl's Parents End Fight to Get Her Back
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Authorities discovered Bary in August. They took her away from the Lorenzes and placed her with foster families in the Orlando area.
Her parents demanded she be returned to their custody. Many conservative Christians -- usually strong supporters of parental rights -- took up the girl's cause. They held demonstrations and flooded Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's office with letters and e-mails.
Circuit Court Judge Daniel Lawson ordered Bary back to Ohio in October. However, she remained in foster care while the legal fight dragged on.
One of Bary's lawyers tells the Sentinel that the girl and her parents eventually reached an understanding.
Mohamed and Aysha Bary tell United Press International they accept their daughter's religious conversion.
"Rifqa and her parents love and respect each other and believe that further counseling for all parties is the healthy and best means of resolving the issues," the lawyer said in court Tuesday.
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