SALISBURY, N.C. -- As local and federal authorities continue their investigation into the disappearance of Erica Parsons, her adoptive parents visited their biological children Tuesday.

Sandy Parsons told NBC Charlotte his desire was to have all of his children back home.

Sandy and Casey arrived at the Rowan County courthouse Tuesday afternoon for their scheduled weekly visit with the two children DSS took from them days after a missing person s report was filed for Erica.

The meeting lasted about an hour, and as in the past, Sandy had nothing to say to the media as he left. Casey slipped out through another door.

Their attorney did speak, though, saying the family hopes Erica will be found safe.

I think she's alive. I think she s out there somewhere. Don't know where and just the way things have happened, it appeared that Casey and Sandy where duped by this woman, and I think she's out there somewhere, Carlyle Sherill said of Nan, the woman Casey and Sandy say they left Erica with.

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