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.