Joseph Beebe

Eight year old boy and one of six children adopted by Brian and Edith Beebe. All children were beaten with a rod, locked in a room without food or water and sometimes dragged by their hair. Joseph died, his body covered with bruises from beating with a bamboo rod. The Beebees were adoptive parents to 6 special needs children, Joseph was one of a set of triplets adopted.
Date: 2000-03-17
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother, Non-adopted sibling
Disabilities: yes
Home schooling: yes
Fundamentalist faith: yes



Organizations: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Alternatives In Motion, Children's Protective Services in Harris County, (Joseph+3), Alternatives In Motion (2 children)


Tarkington Prairie, Texas
United States
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DocumentDatesort icon
Obituary for Stephen Ryan Peterson (possibly aka Jared Beebe) [private note]2010-11-18
Nigeria case furthers scrutiny of Texas' Child Protective Services2004-08-29
Mother To Be Sentenced For Killing Child2003-01-30
Mother Sentenced For Killing Child2003-01-30
Adoption system under fire in child's death 2003-01-26
An angel will mark the spot 2001-11-17
WHO'S TO BLAME FOR Joseph's DEATH?2001-11-11
Cleveland couple lose parental rights to five Authorities move disabled children after 6th one dies 2001-03-03
Couple Charged With Child's Death2000-05-10
Disabled boy's death ruled homicide / `Holy rod' used for discipline2000-04-14
Mother admits using `holy rod' on kids / Death of 8-year-old under investigation2000-04-05
Mother admits using `holy rod' on kids 2000-04-05
Couple investigated in death of son, 8 2000-03-21
Average: 7 (1 vote)

Joseph Beebe

I am his twin sister

To Joseph Beebe's twin sister

I am so pleased you let us know you are his twin sister and really hope things worked out much better for you, later on.

Do you have a picture of Joseph? We'd like to give each child that died as a result of abuse in an adoptive family a face, but have never been able to find a photo of Joseph. If you do, can you please send a copy to


I do have pictures of Joseph (me and Jacob the surviving twins) they were taken when we were toddlers still in foster care before he died. I would like to make an agreement like I give you what you want in return for what I want....not trying to be rude or greedy I promise:)


Tell me what you want. If it's something respectable, I might even do it, irrespective of receiving a photo to publish in return.


I would like to find some way to sue depelchin childrens center in houston tx and also CPS in Houston TX, I need a lawyer who is willing to help because I age out of foster care, in 4 months and I am already being set up again and I need to do this within the next 10yrs Sorry it has taken me so long to reply but I lost my password lol
Amy Beebe

Hi Sweetie

I am so sorry for what has happen to you and your brothers. My name is Melissa, I am Jonathan birth mother. And I am just sorry. I gave up Jonathan so he could have a better life, and it looks like it failed, I remeber seeing you and your brothers at the adoption agency AIM. I think ya'll were there to pick up some paper work . I am sorry sweetie what happen to you and your family was horrible. I hope all is right with you and your brother. There are no words to desrcibe how sorry I am and how sorry your adopted parents should been. I hope it gets betters for you and your family. Take Care

His sister

Hello sorry for not responding to your last request. I lost my login info and just now created a new one. I have a fb page. Just type in Amy Maria Beebe.


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