Earlier last year Lisa Cox, 52, and her husband Cleveland, 49, of Liberty Township, Ohio were charged with abandoning their 9-year-old adopted son they had since infancy. The Coxes returned their son to child services because of his aggressive behavior. But according to documents the parents didn’t tell the boy when they left him with that he wouldn’t be returning home.

The Coxes are preparing to head to court next month, but according to a report from the Associated Press, they hope that they’ll be reunited with their son, since he’s received the help he’s needed. Anthony VanNoy, the couple’s attorney, said there have been visits with the child and family counseling.

“The whole goal of the contact with children services has always been to get help for the child,” VanNoy said Wednesday.

The Coxes could each face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted of misdemeanor charges of nonsupport of dependents.

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