Monday, 17 December 2007

8-year-old dumped by adoptive parents

Shocking news. An 8-year-old Korean girl is dumped by her adoptive parents after they decided she did not "fit in" anymore! What the fish?!

Born in Daegu, Jade is now in danger of ending up as a displaced orphan in Hong Kong.

Back in 2000, Jade was adopted by Dutch diplomat Raymond Poeteray - who was working in South Korea - and his wife. At that time, the wife reportedly believed she was infertile, but the couple has since had two biological children.

Jade & the Poeterays make headline news

They moved to Hong Kong in July 2004 and early last year decided that they didn't want Jade anymore. Jade was left in the care of the Hong Kong Social Welfare Department. The child abandonment case made headlines and sparked an international outcry.

Since September, many have stepped up, expressing interest in adopting Jade, but there's a problem with the child's citizenship.

Her adoptive parents didn't get her a Dutch citizenship (!!! What the fish?) and she does not have residence rights in Hong Kong. Little Jade can't speak Korean, only English and Cantonese.

An interview with an Indonesian maid who has previously worked for the couple revealed that the Dutch pair treated Jade differently from their own children. The wife rarely hugged the child.

The Poeterays have written to the daily De Telegraaf defending themselves. They said: "After our daughter came to our family we found it was hard to make real contact with her... in 2004 Hong Kong medical specialists diagnosed that she suffered from fear of bonding in a severe form.

"Despite what was written in the media we are not trying to get rid of our daughter and have not formally given her up.”

Oh yeah? Then what do you call leaving a kid in the welfare home? A kiddie vacation? Good grief, these people make my blood boil. Over and out.

Source & Pic credit: Digital Chosunilbo

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12 Comments:

cute_phantom_girl said...

Poor little girl... Her foster parents is nasty, mean, bad!! This kind of people should be punish...

DeB! said...

It makes my blood boil too! *ROAR*

rocketfuel said...

Reminds me of the president of Wet design, a water architecture company. Him and his wife adopted a chinese girl but treats her like a thing. They don't feed her, want to her stop growing so she could be like a toy, and is kept away from the mother and real son.

There should be a serious test on the type of people who adopt kids, especially those who are rich and have an ego and a fetish for the orient.

jaime said...

yup. when i first heard of it.. then read it. it was really really ticked off. most especially because they are diplomats!

kpop_rub said...

These people are absolutely disgusting!

momo_love_siwon said...

so is she still in HK? Man i wish i can adopt her..i want too..keep me posted on this k-popped!..

Jade must be traumatized by this experience..who wouldn't...? heck, if it was me, I'll surely hunt the parents down and....ask them "why"...

polynasian said...

Why did they even adopt in the first?
Geez, now that people who really want to adopt they cant because idiots like them.

ladida said...

no comments on the adoptive parents. Poor Jade is seriously emotionally traumatized..how awfully tragic to feel unwanted, unloved, abandoned at such a young tender age! she's gonna have to undergo a series of psychological testing so that she won't endured a lifetime of anguish & pain which could lead to depression or unnecessary aggression in later life. Hopefully, the agency will find her in a much much better place soon

Anonymous said...

"Despite what was written in the media we are not trying to get rid of our daughter and have not formally given her up.”

oh yeah, "we have not FORMALLY GIVEN HER UP" what the f*uck?!! that poor little girl, i hope that she finds a better home with parents that love her

Anonymous said...

the diplomat family are caught saying that their unable to raise her due to culture shock..WTF??? they adopted her since she's 4 months old & now she's 7 already.. that's ridiculous and plain stupid!!! may god punished them in a way that they remembered it for the rest of the family lines.

chisa said...

wow, that's really unfair...i would adopt her...if i was old enough. i do speak cantonese and english after all...

i thought the relationship between the parents and the adopted child would be a little bit better than with their biological children because she has lived longer with them. but then all the other factors outweigh it...AH.

DieuAn said...

How cruel....Somebody k*ll these f*cked people? How can they do this? IM GETTING REALLY MAD!! MAAAAD!!!

 

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