:furious: :furious: :furious: :furious: :furious: :furious: http://abcnews.go.com/wire/US/ap20040818_16.html Child Protective Services, which received emergency custody of the children Monday, is investigating accusations that the children's adoptive mother abandoned them in Nigeria in October and later went to work in Iraq as a private contractor. Three of the children were hospitalized with malaria and later released, said CPS spokeswoman Estella Olguin. They all were thin and covered with mosquito bites and scars, officials said. The three boys and four girls, ranging from 8 to 16, were discovered in late July by a visiting Texas missionary, who notified House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and Sen. John Cornyn, both of Texas, said Stuart Roy, a spokesman for DeLay. The lawmakers contacted CPS and the U.S. State Department, along with the ambassador in Nigeria, and the children were given papers allowing re-entry into the United States. Now, they are living in two Houston foster homes. "It's horrible, horrible," Olguin said. "I haven't seen anything like it. Seven children fending for themselves in a foreign country where they have no family members."