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Negative Feelings After Adopting

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Pearl - 10 months ago
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Hello, I have some friends that adopted a child from over seas. She was 5 and joined 3 biological children. The parents...especially the mother treated her differently from her other children from the very start. They never let her forget she was adopted and how lucky she was that they did adopt her. All but one of the natural children treated her poorly as well. There was no physcial abuse that I saw but daily verbal abuse and treatment of not being a real part of this family. 1 month after she turned 18 they kicked her out of the house, while a jr. in high school. She had to move to another town as they made it impossible for her to live in the small community that she was living in. They told terrible lies about why she was no longer in the home so she had to move to another town where she knew no one. The parents wanted to protect their own image and the expense of this beautiful young girl. I witnessed first hand the mom telling her how she was the worst mistake made. #1
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