SALISBURY, N.C. -- Two young children of Casey and Sandy Parsons will not be returned to them for at least another 90 days.
The Parsonses are the adoptive parents of 15-year-old Erica Parsons who was first reported missing last July, but who hasn't been seen by her family or friends for two years.
After the hearing at the courthouse in Salisbury, Casey Parsons said, "We won," as she left court.
However, Casey's own relatives said that nothing had changed and the two children, a 9-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy, would continue to be in the custody of Casey's mother, Shirley Stone.
"Everything stays the same and that is all we can say," said Casey's relative, Angela Laubscher.
After Erica was reported missing last year, the Department of Social Services removed the two children from the Parsons home in Salisbury.
The parents asked at the custody hearing that the children be returned to them.
The investigation into what happened to Erica Parsons is continuing and a federal grand jury has been hearing testimony.
So far no charges have been filed against anyone in connection with the case.