Christopher Forder

8-year-old Christopher Forder stricken with pneumonia, heavily bruised and nearing death, only to call 911 after he had dies. Kimberly Ann Forder, Christopher's adoptive mother abused and neglected him to the point of death, never seeking outside medical help as his pneumonia grew worse. Adoptive father Robert Forder was not charged, though he also did not call for help.

Kimberly and Bob Forder homeschooled and home-churched the children. They did not seek modern western health care treatment the children. They told police Christoper's injuries were due to reactive attachment disorder.

In addition to Christopher, who was adopted from Oregon DHS, Forders had 3 adult bio children and 4 adopted or foster children. In 2005, after Christopher's death, they adopted a set of infant triplets from Liberia with the assistance of West African Children Support Network (WACSN). In 2006, the Forders and the 7 remaining minor children moved to Liberia to serve as missionaries. Around the same time, one of their adult bio children was charged with raping another of their adult children.

In December 2007, the 7 adopted children were returned to Washington state from Liberia after Bob Forder had left them at a WACSN orphanage.
Date: 2002-11-22
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Lethal neglect
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes
Fundamentalist faith: yes



Seabeck, Washington
United States
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Orphan Fever: The Evangelical Movement's Adoption Obsession2013-05-01
No Fast Release for Mother Who Played Role in Her Son’s Death2008-03-07
The saga of Kimberly forder; ‘I Wish I Would Have Called 911’2008-03-02
Mom to be released after conviction for son's death 2008-03-01
Mother Sentenced in Foster Son's Death Prepares for Release2008-02-29
Seabeck Woman Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Foster Son's Death2008-02-21
Embassy Cable: Forder Children Repatriation Case: Father To Remain In Liberia2007-12-13
Homicide Suspect's Former Foster Children Returned to Kitsap2007-12-11
CK Mom’s Trial for Murder to Be Delayed2007-04-06
Accused Killer's Adult Son Changes His Story2007-03-02
After Boy's Death, Effort To Remove Forder Siblings Failed in Court2006-08-30
Physician Had 'Grave Concerns' for Forder Children2006-08-30
Court documents tell of abuse in death of boy, 82006-08-30
Documents detail 8-year-old's grim end 2006-08-30
Woman charged in adopted son's death2006-08-29
'Beyond Abuse; It Was Torture'2006-08-29
Police: Death of 8-year-old followed years of abuse2006-08-28
Details Emerge In Alleged Abuse Death Of 8-Year-Old2006-08-28
Kitsap Woman Arrested In Death Of Adopted Boy2006-08-28
And Triplets Make Ten: A Heart for the Children of Liberia2005-11-04
Christopher Forder obituary2002-11-29


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