Yolan Henry's decision Thursday night reverses her plans to go on the run with the Noah Curry. She says she plans to appeal.
Cook County sheriff's office spokesman Steve Patterson couldn't immediately say the boy was handed over but says officials are in contact with Henry.
Henry told the Chicago Tribune after a custody hearing earlier that she thought it'd be unfair to turn the boy over because he doesn't know his Curry or his immediate family. She called herself and the child “fugitives.”
Henry has had custody of the boy since her daughter and infant granddaughter were fatally shot in their Chicago home in January.