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Money And Politics Trumped 3 Little Girls’ Safety In This Sad Adoption Story‏

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The babysitter claimed she was not allowed in Mary’s room but to give the child food and water. The Harrises claim that the exorcism did not happen as it was not a part of their religious beliefs, but what reason would this woman have to lie? Here is the most upsetting part of all, save for the sexual abuse:

The two-year-old and four-year-old were also allegedly prevented from being around each other because of the Harrises’ conviction that they were communicating telepathically. They were supposedly kept in separate rooms “outfitted with locks, alarms and video cameras,” according to Hardy’s sources.

These innocent babies have been through more trauma than many people will ever see in their lifetime and have always had each other and this couple decided to prevent them from being together? This has me in tears knowing how much my own kids have always depended on one another for comfort and companionship. Maybe there are “demons” involved here, and it is the Harrises. How completely cruel and unfeeling they would have to be to make this happen.

Initially, after deciding they could not raise these kids, the Harrises gave the younger two up to a man who had sexually abused one of them (the six-year old did not go with the younger siblings) before they were adopted by another family. The amount of times these children were wronged is just not to be believed. Luckily, this story has a somewhat bright ending as the young ones were adopted by a family who says that the Harrises misrepresented the girls as violent and “possessed.” They issued a statement:

These girls are happy, healthy children who have gone through things no child should ever have to endure. Since they have been home with us, they have adjusted beautifully and are thriving in our home with unconditional love and patience.

I am glad to hear the girls are with parents who will take good care of them, but this story is so upsetting for so many reasons. I have all the respect in the world for parents who foster and adopt because it can be so complicated and one would need a lot of strength to go through it, but having money or political power should not equal being handed children from the state. Obviously, the Harrises were not prepared to handle these kids and somewhere in the process, the children were failed. When politics and money are the decision makers, that means the best interests of those kids were not the top concern. The fact that this was allowed to happen should be very disturbing to us all. I hope these girls go on to lead happy and healthy lives — after all they’ve been through, they deserve it.


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