Rehoming in 2013 is actually a term used for returning an adopted child. This is often done with without government regulation or supervision. Rehoming is an underground movement for guilty adoptive parents with adoption regret. The adopted children are often born over seas. Many have health disabilities, known and unknown at the time of adoption.
An American couple allegedly turned over custody of their adopted Liberian daughter to unfit parents, according to an investigative report on an underground adoption network for unwanted children that operates via online groups.
Todd and Melissa Puchalla of Wisconsin struggled for two years to raise Quita, a troubled teenager they had adopted from the West African nation. However, after failing to cope with Quita’s health and behavioral disorders, they posted an advertisement for her adoption online. Within weeks, the couple had packed Quita into their car and made the six-hour drive from their home to Westville, Illinois, where – on October 4, 2008 - the young girl would meet her new family.
Quita’s case and others like it are the subject of a new report from
Reuters, which chronicles the growing world of underground adoptions, or
“re-homing.” Parents who regret adopting their children simply post an
ad for the child on the internet and grant custody to new parents, all without
the necessary safety oversight or background checks provided by government
agents. Quita met her new parents Nicole and Calvin Eason, both in their 30s, in a
trailer park. The meeting lasted for just a few hours and included the signing
of a notarized statement which granted the Eason’s guardianship over Quita.
There were no attorneys, welfare officials, or agents from Child Protective
Services on hand.
Quita, now 21, told reporters that she still cannot believe what happened. “How would you give me up when you brought me to be yours?” she stated. Source:RT 9/13