The Associated Press
SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - Texas authorities and a polygamist sect have reached a tentative agreement to begin returning children taken by the state starting Monday.
A draft agreement released in court by Texas Child Protective Services attorney Gary Banks on Friday said the parents can get their children back after showing identifications and pledging to take parenting classes and remain in Texas.
The agreement was reached with the 38 mothers of the 124 children who filed the complaint that prompted the Texas Supreme Court to rule Thursday that the state overstepped its authority in taking more than 400 children. But the deal would affect nearly all the children since they were removed under identical circumstances.