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Kristine Barnett and with her lawyer Philip Hayes.

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.

By the time I adopt a baby I’ll have spent about $30,000. Here’s how the costs break down.

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.

A woman who claims she’s the Ukrainian orphan’s biological mom says the girl is a child

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.
Mama Pickles with her eight newborn puppies.

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.
Natalia and the couple the Daily Mail identified as her new adoptive parents, Antwon and Cynthia Mans.

The Ukrainian orphan accused of being an adult was found living with another family in Indiana

As the case makes its way to court, plenty of questions remain about Natalia, the orphan at the center of an adoption scandal.
Kristine and Michael Barnett

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.
Kristine and Michael Barnett.

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.
Kristine and Michael Barnett

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.

This mini-horse is up for adoption — but you’ll have to take his goose friend, too

The pair were rescued from a farm together — along with a dozen ducks and two peacocks.
"It couldn't have been more perfect," Burky said.

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.