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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 05:28 PM

Ew This Guy Again Child-Abandoning Justin Harris Explains Why He Regifted Unwanted Children

Ew This Guy Again
Child-Abandoning Justin Harris Explains Why He Regifted Unwanted Children

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The Harrises and the three kids they kept

The saga of Arkansas state Rep. Justin Harris keeps getting … we were going to say “stranger,” but no, it started out at Maximum Strange, and everything since then has simply been an accretion of new details.


In a phone interview with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Thursday, Harris explained why he and his wife, Marsha, decided to “re-home” the 3- and 6-year-old girls they had adopted out of foster care with Eric and Stacey Francis, just a few months after the adoption was finalized. Eric Francis is now serving a 40-year sentence after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting the 6-year-old while his wife was out of town.

Like just about anyone who’s ever dropped off a dog at the pound because they didn’t need it anymore, Harris explained that he had a very good reason for dumping the two girls with the Francis family: The girls were sent to the Francis home because they had become a danger to themselves and others in the Harris home, Harris said.
“When our adoption became final, we went to the court, the whole family, exchanged teddy bears and everything — and it was like a light bulb suddenly flipped on for the girls. They knew, suddenly knew, that this was their forever home, and they were no longer ever going back to Mom’s house,” Harris said. “There was anger and an instant behavior change.”
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Harris didn’t explain exactly why he “re-homed” the girls with Francis instead of attempting to place them back with the state Department of Human Services (DHS), which would have been a possible option, according to the investigation by the Arkansas Times. While DHS spokeswoman Amy Webb said the department sees dissolution of an adoption as a last resort, it’s also something that adoptive parents are informed of:
“Families who adopted from us would know that if they were having troubles, we want them to contact us. … It’s clear that they know there are options.”

Or, on the other hand, you could just go ahead and get rid of the girls with a nice family that has other adopted children and knows how to handle the unruly little beasts, as Harris explained to the Democrat-Gazette:
The Francis family had three children, all by adoption, he said. The Francis family had passed background checks for international adoptions, which are more stringent than those in-state, Harris said.
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Read more at http://wonkette.com/578610/child-abandoning-justin-harris-explains-why-he-regifted-unwanted-children#EFmMLhBBFTjIHkyg.99

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Downwinder Mar 2015 #2
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Response to niyad (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 06:23 PM

1. I'm looking forward to watching "Arkansas Week" this evening on our PBS channel.

I'm sure they will cover this. Max Brantley of the Arkansas Times is a frequent guest.

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 06:29 PM

2. I don't understand this “re-home.”

Adoption is a legal process through the Courts. How can you unilaterally abrogate the Court decision? At the least would that not be contempt of Court?

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Response to niyad (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 09:43 PM

3. Should be charged as accessories...

That's disgusting. Those poor girls.

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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 09:45 PM

4. kick

 

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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 09:47 PM

5. Jesus Fucking Christ.

The family who gave those girls away are criminals.

"Behavior change" my ass. When you have kids, you WORK THROUGH behavior issues. This story makes me physically ill.

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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 09:57 PM

6. Gack. n/t

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Sat Mar 7, 2015, 02:51 PM

7. . . .

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Sat Mar 7, 2015, 03:22 PM

8. Look at that "picture perfect" photo.

Proof that everything is hunky dory.

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