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Aide: Brazilian family giving up fight for US boy

Wednesday, December 23, 2009
US citizen David Goldman, right, walks with a member of US Congress Christopher Smith as he arrives in Brasilia, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. Goldman has waged a four-year custody battle for his son, Sean, in Brazil. Goldman said he has not been allowed to see his 8-year-old son Sean since his former wife Bruna took the boy for a two-week vacation to her native Brazil in 2004 and never returned. Bruna remarried in Brazil and later died of complications from the birth of another child. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

US citizen David Goldman, right, walks with a member of US Congress Christopher Smith as he arrives in Brasilia, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. Goldman has waged a four-year custody battle for his son, Sean, in Brazil. Goldman said he has not been allowed to see his 8-year-old son Sean since his former wife Bruna took the boy for a two-week vacation to her native Brazil in 2004 and never returned. Bruna remarried in Brazil and later died of complications from the birth of another child. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres) (AP Photo / AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

An aide to the lawyer of a Brazilian family fighting for custody of a 9-year-old boy says the family has agreed to turn him over to his U.S. father.

The aide to lawyer Sergio Tostes says "it is certain the family will not pursue any more legal channels."

She spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because she said she wasn't authorized to discuss the matter.

Tostes referred inquiries to the aide.

Also Wednesday, a federal court ordered the family to hand over the boy by Thursday morning.

The boy has been living in Brazil since 2004.

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