From the first article, at the time of the 1996 adoption of the infant daughter, the mother was also pregnant and had a son, and the father was diagnosed with cancer. The father passed in 1997, leaving the mother with five biological children (one a newborn son), and one adopted baby daughter.
So it now appears (from the second article) she also initiated, and completed, adopting a son from China.
Finding it too hard to parent seven children, she gave him up and he was re-adopted, it is not clear but based on the statements in the article, it seems to have happened before she gave up her adopted daughter. The article also states according to her new adoptive parents, the daughter is now an honors student at a different school (that makes me happy – but the rest just makes me sad – don’t you think seeing your new brother sent away might cause the adopted daughter a wee bit of anguish and fear?).
Yep, that didn’t make my morning to read about that on Reform Talk…especially as I have been in such a gentle mood lately.
P.s. – I have tried to be very careful to not mix up facts, but if I have, let me know and I will correct them. Also note I used “adopted” purposely for clarity only.
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