Am I talking about you ?
Am I taking about your child ? your adopted child ?
NO. Same as when people talk about any Mother I don't take umbridge because its not about me, I have no need to feel guilty or frightened or any other feeling because its not to do with me.
So Why do adoptive parents have to get all wound up and start yelling because you write a piece about a horrific adoptive Parent that abused or killed their child that they adopted ?
Anyway ON TO Adam Herman - this is Adam Herman Taken in 4th Grade, He would be a man now of about 21 if he is indeed still alive
Adam Herman is a little boy that has been missing for 10 Years - A Decade - thats right...missing and NEVER reported by his Adoptive Parents Doug and Valerie Herman !
Right now its being looked in as a suspicious death - Read Article HERE
And check out this little eye opener snipped from that article and bolded by me
Thats right despite him being gone, they continued to collect the $$$ for him
He said this is the first case he has dealt with in decades of law enforcement work in which officers didn't learn that a child was missing until years later. A recent tip to the missing and exploited child unit led to the investigation.
The adoptive parents, Doug and Valerie Herrman of Derby, could face charges, according to Murphy. He said The Eagle reported that the couple continued to claim the child years after he disappeared, first in bankruptcy proceedings filed in 2002, and later in a divorce case filed in 2003. The divorce case was later dropped.
And people deny Adoption is a money making industry PFtttt! Its not only the agencies but there are some dam greedy people out there that keep fostering/adopting kids just to get the paycheck..despite how many people wish to bury their heads in the sand about this - it happens a lot.
This is the Adoption process in Kansas quoted from here
We learned adoptive parents go through an extensive background check. However, once an adoption is finalized, the state is out of the picture.
That all changes if money is involved. Many adoptive families in Kansas receive Medicaid to help them raise a special needs child. Those children with significant medical, emotional or developmental needs.
The state and parents come to an agreement prior to the adoption.
The assistance can be a one-time payment or reoccuring. If it's the latter, Medicaid requires the parents submit an annual written report to verify the money is still needed.
Their word is Medicaid's only source. They never go in person to check.
So how does this apply to Adam Herrman? According to family, his adoptive parents received state assistance, possibly thousands of dollars. Right now we don't know why.
Here, in this Article his adoptive brother talks about the abuse suffered by their adoptive parents.
Adams Adoptive Brother says that he and the other children were told that Adam was sent back to the state.
"An 11 year old kid disappears and no one does anything about it. It's sad. It's very sad-breaks your heart," says Adam's adoptive brother who wants his identity concealed.
He lived in the home with Adam and wants to be a voice for his brother a boy who hasn't had one for a decade.
"I felt like I could have done more-you don't want to turn your parents in and get them in trouble."
Adam's brother is referring to abuse he says happened to Adam at the hands of his adoptive parents.
"What I remember most is the abuse and how we would defend him and do everything we could not to let it happen."
Adams Adoptive Parents said off camera last week that Adam ran away in 1999, didn't come back and after two weeks they were too scared to report it
But they weren't too scared to keep claiming him !
There are a couple of scenarios that could have happened to Adam..
1) he ran away and was abused, raped , murdered
2) he was abused and killed accidentally or on purpose by his Adoptive Parents
3) he ran way and was whisked off by Dorothy and Toto to live a happy wonderful life (after all this is Kansas!)
Which do you think it was ?