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Re: “Casting out demons: why Justin Harris got rid of kids he applied pressure to adopt

Attacking on the adaptive family beliefs is not good for the business of adopting. The Cristian beliefs motivated them to take in absolute strangers. As to exorcism, whatever is sounds like, it didn't make any harm, believing that it doesn't work.

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Posted by commenter on 03/13/2015 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Casting out demons: why Justin Harris got rid of kids he applied pressure to adopt

To comments making fun of the couple's beliefs, not good. The couple Christian values were a reason to help troubled strangers. This should respected. Also, the couple went with exorcism because, they believed it will help kids. When people say exorcism doesn't work, they also acknowledge 'it doesn't harm.'

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Posted by commenter on 03/13/2015 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Casting out demons: why Justin Harris got rid of kids he applied pressure to adopt

Why babysitter's photo posted? And we need to know that she said "the girl(s) are just the other kids..."? The babysitter is not an exert on comparative behavioral analysis. Anyone of us knows a someone who behaves as anybody else most of the time, until doing something unpredictable, or aggressive. The kids have issues with animal cruelty, and one of them were taken in hospital, mental hospital.
The article demonized the couple with a noble, in my opinion, intention to give the abandoned girls a real family. The kids had their best 14 months shielded from danger of rape and unhealthy role models. The couple provided them shelter, food and care. They went over their head facing tasks exhausting their mental resources and risked their own kids well-being with all that pets dying trauma.
The saving of 'the girls' task actually is a collaborative effort of the family and state. The agency itself faulted to stop adoption that was doomed from start because the family was not ready, and the number of kids is too much. The multiple behavioral therapists working with girls did not make much difference, or couldn't. The girl is still in mental hospital.
There couldn't be a 'happy ending' in such cases of kids carrying heavy load of issues. We should have realistic expectations that to some of us can be helped to a degree, and this is normal. Any society on earth have predictable number of their people having issues with socializing. The article should not lead commenters to blame those who wanted to help. The article is too long, and discourages adoption of kids with issues.

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Posted by commenter on 03/13/2015 at 2:28 PM
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