Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Adoptive Mom Hoarder on Discovery Health Network

Discovery Health/TLC Network has a series called Hoarders: Buried Alive.

One of the people featured, is a woman named Mary, 55, who is the adoptive mother of a six-year-old. She is a compulsive shopper. When she buys her daughter a bathing suit, she buys one in every color and size. the child's room is so cluttered, she can barely move about in it!

Mary reveals that her obsessive buying and hoarding began after her baby son died. Now she cannot let anything go.

And someone saw fit to allowed her to adopt a child!

Her sister visits and confronts her with that very reality in an effort to help motivate her. She suggests that unless she gets help and changes her ways welfare might come and take the child she adopted "who has other problems" according tot he sister.


Von said...

Very sad and yet again an inappropriately approved adopter who hadn't dealt with her loss and no wonder the adoptee 'has other problems'

Anonymous said...

I bet Mary passed her "home study" with flying colors. Mentally unstable people pass those jokes all the time.

"Home studies" should include full background checks and psychological exams/tests.

Mirah Riben said...

There was no indication how old the child was when adopted, but I got the feeling the sister was suggesting the child was a 'special needs' older child adoption...

Mirah Riben said...

Home studies cannot be impartial or put the best interests of the children first unless children being adopted are given a guardian ad litem, and the studies are NOT paid for by those adopting!

joy said...

I agree, very sad. I bet there are a lot of hoarders in adopto-land. Sometimes, when I am reading the things certain people say, I can't help but imagine them surrounded by valuable collectibles like subway sandwich wrappers.

Mirah Riben said...

AND...there are those who collect kids!! Those who adopt in the double digits...(or people like the Duggars who have them in double digits)

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