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Adopted love in the story of baby jessicas adoption

Baby Jessica couple to remarry February 4, 2001 http: Jan and Roberta DeBoer said in a statement released Friday by Hear My Voice, a child-advocacy group founded by the couple, that their love and commitment to each carried them through a hard time.

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Jessica, who turns 10 this month, was renamed Anna. Roberta DeBoer wrote a book about the drama.

Baby Jessica case

The Schmidts divorced at about the same time as the DeBoers. The couple have joint custody, but Anna and another daughter, Chloe, live with Dan Schmidt. Baby Jessica's dad in trouble He can't work, pay bills; may lose kids March 6, 2001 http: Bill collectors are rattling his door, the electric company is ready to pull the plug and Schmidt fears bankers will come for his house soon, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reported Saturday in a copyrighted story.

In losing his house near Blairstown, he may have to give up life as it is with his two girls.

  • Is that what they leared in church all those years?
  • However, it does not in any way excuse doing something as terrible as giving a child up for adoption while lying about the father's identity;
  • It doesnt matter that they werent her biological parents;
  • Although, we do need to have compassion for Anna, because after all, she's young and probably sees the world in black and white;
  • And I have to question how great of a job Cara even did raising Anna;
  • They loved her to pieces and didnt want to loose her.

It gets to me. The DeBoers adopted the little girl they called Jessica in 1991 after Cara Schmidt, then Cara Clausen, gave up the child she had named Anna for adoption. Clausen, however, changed her mind and informed Schmidt he was the father.

After Losing Baby Jessica, Michigan Pair Adopts Boy

They went to court in the month after the girl's birth to get her back. They married in 1992.

Baby Jessica Case: 1993 - Biological Mother Regrets Adoption

The supreme courts in Iowa and Michigan awarded custody to the Schmidts in 1993. The Schmidts divorced in March 2000. The couple have joint custody, but Anna and another daughter, Chloe, 7, live with Dan Schmidt. Dan Schmidt's life took a downward turn on Oct.

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A trench caved in around him, separating his pelvis. Schmidt said he hasn't worked since and isn't able to work. Last May, the insurance company paying workers' compensation cut him off.

  1. I know there is bitter feelings there but atleast have some respect. That's got to be hard to live with, so she has refused to even acknowledge that what she did was horrific.
  2. That is if YOU are a real christian!
  3. I also do not think it is right to condemn them for adopting another child within the year. And now Anna's father isn't allowed to see her?
  4. Jan and Roberta DeBoer said in a statement released Friday by Hear My Voice, a child-advocacy group founded by the couple, that their love and commitment to each carried them through a hard time.

He continues to fight for what he calls a fair disability settlement from the insurer. He also continues to battle the Social Security Administration for permanent disability payments.

  1. Meantime, Clausen and Schmidt married in 1992.
  2. They loved Jessi and i know they love the boy they adopted after Jessi. That doesn't excuse not trying, however.
  3. The real irony is that the Schmidts were such religious, church-going people.

Up to now, Schmidt has made ends meet by refinancing his house, relying on the charity of friends and relatives and by emergency public assistance. Schmidt fears he may have to let his daughters live full-time with their mother while he goes to live with his sister and brother-in-law or his mother.

A child's life shows folly of adults, media February 24, 2003.