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Washington authorities have accused an adoptive mother of forcing her youngster to endure hundreds of reckless, medically unnecessary doctor’s appointments and procedures.

31-year-old Sophie Hartman lives in King County, Washington. The woman adopted a 6-year-old girl and her sister, who had been orphans in Zambia, Africa. The 6-year-old suffers from a neurological disorder called alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC), according to Hartman.

Based on her assertion that the child has AHC, since 2016, Hartman reportedly took her to nearly 500 doctor visits for various reported ailments.

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A children’s book author and her husband who allegedly subjected their adopted children to devastating long-term abuse were taken into custody in Seminole County.

Joseph and Jennifer Wolfthal have a home in Casselberry with their 9-year-old boy and two girls, ages 8 and 11. The Wolfthals adopted all three children in 2014.

Jennifer, who spent 8-years as a 4th-grade teacher, recently published a children’s book titled “A Real Friend.”

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Three people from North Carolina are facing criminal charges after a mom allegedly gave her baby to a couple last year in exchange for a 1992 Plymouth.

In July 2019, a 2-year-old child was brought to the hospital by 47-year-old Tina Chavis, and the youngster reportedly had bruises on her body. The hospital staff reported the marks on the girl to the police, in addition to child protective services, and an investigation was opened.

When the authorities talked to Chavis, she at first allegedly said she was the girl’s mother and afterward explained that she and her husband, 53-year-old Vicenio Mendoza Romero, had adopted the child.

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A Florida couple has been accused of holding their purportedly adopted daughter’s hostage and subjecting them to various forms of abuse for many years.

Mirko Ceska, 58, and Regina Ceska, 55, reside on a property with a home and small farm in Crawfordville, Florida. Some of their neighbors reported that they always believed the couple was introverted by nature and lived on the land by themselves.

The Ceska’s adopted 12-year-old twin girls over 10-years ago.

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