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The Indiana couple accused of abandoning their adopted Ukrainian orphan daughter say they fear for their lives now
Kristine Barnett was in court again on Tuesday for a hearing regarding the charges of abandoning and neglecting her adopted daughter whom she claims is actually an adult with dwarfism.
All told, adopting a baby costs about $30,000 through a private agency in Ohio, but the bulk of that fee comes after the baby is placed.
Natalia Barnett, who has a rare form of dwarfism that makes it difficult to tell her age, is 16, a woman claiming to be her mother told Daily Mail TV.
A shelter celebrated its pregnant pit bull with a maternity photo shoot and the pictures are adorable
Mama Pickles was a natural in front of the camera and, once her eight puppies arrived, they posed for some adorable group shots.
As the case makes its way to court, plenty of questions remain about Natalia, the orphan at the center of an adoption scandal.
A lawyer for the Ukrainian orphan accused of being an adult posing as a child says her ex-mom is wrong about her age
Attorney Ladona Sorenson represented Natalia in 2013, a year after Michael and Kristine Barnett changed the girl’s age from 8 to 22.
Parents who adopted a 6-year-old girl now say she was actually in her 20s. A rare form of dwarfism may have contributed to the confusion.
The genetic condition she's said to have, spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita, is not related to mental illness.
Parents who are accused of abandoning an 8-year-old Ukrainian girl they adopted say she was actually a 22-year-old mentally disturbed adult
Kristine and Michael Barnett have been charged with neglect of a dependent in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, in connection with the ordeal.
The pair were rescued from a farm together — along with a dozen ducks and two peacocks.
A bride helped shelter dogs find a home by having her bridesmaids walk the pups down the aisle at her wedding
In addition to helping raise money for the shelter, four of the five dogs who participated in the wedding have been adopted.