Now to a major development in that family drama a mother and her 6-year-old girl trapped. Authorities refusing to allow them to return to america. Brazilians authorities had taken their passports. So,... See More
Now to a major development in that family drama a mother and her 6-year-old girl trapped. Authorities refusing to allow them to return to america. Brazilians authorities had taken their passports. So, tonight, how did they get home. Abc's aditi roy with that homecoming and lesson about passports. Reporter: Tonight, sa va is playing with her friends, pets and dolls. Grateful to be home in massachusetts. The 6-year-old and her mother are back on american soil. After being trapped in brazil for nearly two months. Never in my life did I ever think that I would be so happy to be in my hometown and I'll be forever grateful. Reporter: They're ordeal began attend of may, when the pair arrived in brazil with tickets paid for by ava's father lives. Brazilian authorities confiscated their passports. One woman and four huge men with guns. It was 5:00 in the morning. They were pounding on the door. Reporter: She has full custody of ava, launched a facebook campaign and appeared on "good morning america." She misses her family. She really, really misses her dog lola. She sleeps a lot. She cries a lot. I just want to go home. Reporter: After a combination of pressure from social media, the family's local congressman and the u.S. State department a brazilian judge gave the pair their passports a back. They returned last night to open arms. And ava's father said through his attorney that he believes the pair returning to u.S. The start of a process that will give him visitation rights. Be careful about handing over your passport. Do it only at a consulate. When we come back here on "world news" -- a word from the running of the balls this
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